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Author: Aaron Hookway
Posted: Thu 3rd Mar 2016, 20:17
Joined: 2012
Local Group: Vermuyden (South Yorks)
Again, Thanks all.

A good group, usual LDWA folk.

Hope you enjoyed the route over both moors, next 'guerilla' will have some hills i promise (may be some sun too)
See you all Pontypool or Dorset

Aaron

Author: Annabel Wood
Posted: Thu 3rd Mar 2016, 17:24
Joined: 2013
Local Group: London
Yes, BRILLIANT walk - thanks Aaron - yet again you came up trumps with a lovely walk (albeit a bit wet at times). And the moonlit stride up the canal and back at the end was a great way to finish.
Hilary, please don't feel responsible! I always spend at least some of every walk over 40miles, on my derrière...!!
See you all again soon
A'bel

Author: Hilary Julia Farren
Posted: Mon 22nd Feb 2016, 10:07
Joined: 1999
Local Group: East Lancashire
I'd just like to say thank you too Aaron for organizing and leading the walk. Thanks also to everyone for their good company. It was a really enjoyable day.

Apologies to Annabel, I feel somewhat responsible for your fall in the mud!

Author: Julie Welch
Posted: Mon 22nd Feb 2016, 8:36
Joined: 1996
Local Group: London
Well, that was brilliant. Thanks everyone, for the company, and Aaron for setting it up for us and navigating us along a lovely route. The Propa Pie Shop in Crowle and the No 1 Teapot Café in Epworth were particular highlights. I may dream about mud and lake-like puddles for some time to come. And that last stretch alongside the canal. Set off back to London from Thorne, had to pull into the first motorway stop for tea, bacon buttie and a couple of hours nap under the duvet. Got to about 30 miles out of London and was just thinking, 'Nearly home' when I saw the nightmare message 'Blackwall Tunnel closed southbound' which of course is all you need pre-dawn when you've had your contact lenses in for 24 hours and now have to re-route via Rotherhithe. Anyway, home safe and sound, minus 2 more toenails + have blister the size of Marble Arch on one heel, the tube of Germolene is my close friend at the mo. See you all in Dorset if not before.

Author: Nigel Bowler
Posted: Sun 21st Feb 2016, 18:37
Joined: 2008
Local Group: Lincolnshire
Aaron thank you for organising and navigating so well. Everyone thanks for the company.
I think walking 46 miles was harder than running it probably due to the extra time on your feet and the hours of sliding about in the dark. I am already not saying never again which is a good sign. I may see some of you at The Woldsman.

Author: Aaron Hookway
Posted: Sun 21st Feb 2016, 17:21
Joined: 2012
Local Group: Vermuyden (South Yorks)
Thank you Sandy

A good walk in good company, what with Julie pulling us along at a fair old rate we only had approx 5hrs sliding about in the dark!

Hope all enjoyed the day, especially the routes over both moors.

See you all in either Pontypool or Dorset

Aaron

Author: Sandy Gee
Posted: Sun 21st Feb 2016, 12:55
Joined: 2010
Local Group: West Yorkshire
Thanks for organising and leading Aaron - a good walk, cafe and pub stops more than made up for the mud.

Author: Aaron Hookway
Posted: Sun 14th Feb 2016, 21:45
Joined: 2012
Local Group: Vermuyden (South Yorks)
Evening all

A bit of a summary with 5 days to go...
We meet at BMW UK VDC Center DN84HT Paddock Lane Thorne. 6am Saturday 20th Feb.

I have been out today for a bit of training and a recce.

Both routes over the moors have been re-routed by English Nature from what i remember after i walked the route in 2010ish. They are both well way marked and we walk both at the best times of day, early morning over Thorne & late arvo over Hatfield. Unfortunatley Crowle moor re-route has dipped at least 2 miles off the route.

So may i present The Peatlands Way V4
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12186146

Those or any using this as a GPX, bear with me i know the route and i dont mind if using just for a guide.

Stops to be used but not too rigid.
- Thorne Moors 'beware of adders sign' - 3.6mls (removal of early morning gear probs)
- Crowle Cafe Pogs Pies! open 7am - 9.3mls (it looks a bit naff from the outside but i'll take a census if we dare enter!
- Belton Car Park, toilets open Sunday so should be open Saturday - 16.3mls
- Epworth Town center 18.1mls - Full amenities. Co-Op, Cafe's, Pubs, Chippy opens 12pm (may be too late)
- Holy Well, worth a 5 min stop, local oddity - 19.4mls
- Wroot, Cross Keys PH, You will want to stop!!!! Long stretch with one hell of a gun barrel straight road bit! - 28.1mls nice landlord Barry doesnt open untill 4pm but willopen for us if early.
- Sorry ladies i thought there were a few Porta Loos here, Hatfield Moors CP - 31.6mls
Ill take anothe re-ensus here as we can pass The New Inn Stainforth twice after the Jubilee Bridge re-route.
- Either New Inn - 40mls
- Kirk Bramwith church yard - 42mls
- New Inn Stainforth for deffo, on the way back - 45mls. Landlord expecting us if anywhre near closing time.
- Canal Tavern Thorne, even if shut theres outdoor seating - 48.6mls.

I have 15 people now interesting in joining us, including Stuart coming over from Holland! Very welcome all.
I have badges and certs available for £2.00 each. if you wish to purchase one.

I experienced all 4 seasons today. Freezing ground 6am, lovely clear sunny day with a slight northerly breeze most of the day and a snow shower late afternoon. I walked 31ish miles from Thorne to Hatfield Moors CP.

See you all early Saturday. Have fun packing....

Aaron

Author: Aaron Hookway
Posted: Sun 14th Feb 2016, 20:36
Joined: 2012
Local Group: Vermuyden (South Yorks)
Hi Sandy

See you Saturday morning then.

I take you have read all below.

Aaron

Author: Sandy Gee
Posted: Sun 14th Feb 2016, 17:37
Joined: 2010
Local Group: West Yorkshire
Hi Aaron - I'd like to join you too. See you Saturday

thanks

Sandy

Author: Aaron Hookway
Posted: Tue 9th Feb 2016, 20:47
Joined: 2012
Local Group: Vermuyden (South Yorks)
All

Apologies for the silent-ness I have been re-routing....

I found out recently that the ‘Jubilee Bridge’ that connects Fishlake and Thorne over The Don is being closed from the 15th Feb for 4 weeks for routine maintenance. This is the bridge we are meant to cross approx. mile 46. Good job I found out early the next bridge is over 6 miles away!

Anyway, me and the dog have been out and found version 3 of the final few miles of The Peatlands Way.

I apologise for the loop, double back and figure of eight.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12123344

Most stops stay the same, but no visit to Fishlake or Waterside, a bit more of Thorne tho.

We have missed most of the wild weather in this corner of Yorkshire (probably hexed it now!) but be warned it WILL be wet and muddy. Bring spare socks and usual winter walking 50 mile gear.

We do pass some places for provisions but not much, Bring provisions.

You can get hold of me if required, just find my details on Vermuyden LDWA group pages.
Aaron

Author: Aaron Hookway
Posted: Tue 26th Jan 2016, 21:38
Joined: 2012
Local Group: Vermuyden (South Yorks)
All the best then Nigel.

Good route The Woldsman.

Peatlands Way a nice warm up for said event.

Author: Nigel Bowler
Posted: Tue 26th Jan 2016, 21:29
Joined: 2008
Local Group: Lincolnshire
I'm not . I've entered the Woldsman in April and hope to enter the 100 next year in North Yorkshire.

Author: Aaron Hookway
Posted: Tue 26th Jan 2016, 21:16
Joined: 2012
Local Group: Vermuyden (South Yorks)
Hi Nigel

Not a problem joining us band of mere mortals.

So are we all Dorset bound come May?

Author: Nigel Bowler
Posted: Tue 26th Jan 2016, 21:03
Joined: 2008
Local Group: Lincolnshire
I am interested in joining you if this is still possible.

Author: Aaron Hookway
Posted: Mon 18th Jan 2016, 22:12
Joined: 2012
Local Group: Vermuyden (South Yorks)
Hi Paul

Not a problem joining us.
I take it you have read all the below?

Aaron

Author: Paul Flintoft
Posted: Mon 18th Jan 2016, 21:17
Joined: 2012
Local Group: North Yorkshire
Hi Aaron would it be possible for me to join you on the guerilla 50 in Feb ?

Author: Aaron Hookway
Posted: Tue 12th Jan 2016, 20:09
Joined: 2012
Local Group: Vermuyden (South Yorks)
I have had word back from the custodian of the route.

I can now confirm I will have certs and badges available for purchase at £2.00 each at the end or before we start.

I have had 10 people interested in joining.

I think I have covered off all info needed, if I have missed anything shout up.

Aaron

Author: Annabel Wood
Posted: Sat 9th Jan 2016, 15:28
Joined: 2013
Local Group: London
Hi Duncan,
You're in! Aaron's out on Vermuyden AGM at the mo without forum password but says that GPX is available on Ride with GPS site.
Look forward to meeting you early on 20th Feb
A'bel

Author: Duncan Whittall
Posted: Sat 9th Jan 2016, 10:35
Joined: 2009
Local Group: Staffordshire
Does anyone have a gps file of the walk that I could download onto my Garmin gps

Thank you

Author: Duncan Whittall
Posted: Sat 9th Jan 2016, 10:26
Joined: 2009
Local Group: Staffordshire
I would like to join the walk

Duncan Whittall

Author: Julie Welch
Posted: Fri 8th Jan 2016, 9:39
Joined: 1996
Local Group: London
Cheers, Aaron. Yes, I'm doing the Marshals, so on the main weekend I'll be at HQ with London and then later on with Kent at Evershot.

Author: Aaron Hookway
Posted: Thu 7th Jan 2016, 13:32
Joined: 2012
Local Group: Vermuyden (South Yorks)
Hi Julie, thanks not a problem.

There would be many options in Doncaster that is a short drive down the M18 to Junc 6 Thorne.

There is a Travelodge at the M18/M180 junction (5) but it is rather sparse (motorway services with a Burger King!).

A few options in Thorne itself but not many. Plenty of places to eat/drink etc.

Are all 6 of us Dorset100 entries?

Author: Julie Welch
Posted: Thu 7th Jan 2016, 12:35
Joined: 1996
Local Group: London
Happy New Year, everyone, and Aaron, this sounds great, massive thank you for organising. Anyone got any suggestions about a good place to stay overnight beforehand?

Author: Hilary Julia Farren
Posted: Wed 6th Jan 2016, 9:09
Joined: 1999
Local Group: East Lancashire
Thanks Aaron.

In that case, count me in

Author: Aaron Hookway
Posted: Tue 5th Jan 2016, 16:17
Joined: 2012
Local Group: Vermuyden (South Yorks)
Hi Hilary, very welcome to join our merry band of 'hundred' mere mortals.

Good question.....

A lot of depends i suppose, but…
I have picked this route because it is a flatish fast route.
I know the area well enough to prob get round with no need for major map work.
We’re starting early enough to finish within a reasonable hour.

If I stick my neck out and say as a group we should have it done (easy) within 15/16ish hrs.
No-one worry tho, we will stay as a group and stop if anyone shouts up, the below was just for guidance.

I am badgering Thorne/Moorends council to find if badges are still available for said route. Very nice they are too.
If I receive a reply I shall happily have them for purchase after the walk for whatever I can get hold of them.
Glad a few more are popping along.
Aaron

Author: Hilary Julia Farren
Posted: Tue 5th Jan 2016, 15:16
Joined: 1999
Local Group: East Lancashire
I'd like to come along too. What sort of time are you thinking of doing it in?

Author: Aaron Hookway
Posted: Tue 5th Jan 2016, 6:36
Joined: 2012
Local Group: Vermuyden (South Yorks)
Hi Luke, be nice to see you agian.

Hi Frank, your very welcome.

I take it you have both read the below.

Author: Luke Bradley
Posted: Mon 4th Jan 2016, 20:43
Joined: 2011
Local Group: Staffordshire
Hi Aaron, count me in too

Author: Frank Tonge
Posted: Mon 4th Jan 2016, 15:59
Joined: 2009
Local Group: South Manchester
I would like to join you.

Frank T

Author: Aaron Hookway
Posted: Mon 4th Jan 2016, 11:24
Joined: 2012
Local Group: Vermuyden (South Yorks)
Update.

Car Parking details for the start as follows

BMW UK Ltd
Paddock Lane
Thorne
Doncaster, S.Yorks
DN84HT

All other details remain the same
Aaron

Author: Aaron Hookway
Posted: Mon 4th Jan 2016, 10:17
Joined: 2012
Local Group: Vermuyden (South Yorks)
200+ views and only 3 takers up to press, now either this route is not loved by the LDWA or all 500+ participants in the Dorset 100 are not mere mortals like us three ;-)

Anyroad… Happy New Year

I have tweaked said route and placed an overview of the route here
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4344143

I have been in discussion with a large German motor company in town to ask if we can use their car park if all are coming in vehicles.

BMW UK Ltd
Paddock Lane
Thorne
Doncaster, S.Yorks
DN85HT

We’ll start at 6am as this gets us through Moorends in the dark and onto the Thorne moors for daylight.
The stops will not be too ridged but to give you an idea of places to stop.

• 10ml Café Crowle
• 17ml car park toilets (if open)
• 18ml Epworth town (full amenities)
• 20ml Holy Well (worth a five min stop)
• 28ml Cross Keys Inn Wroot
• 33ml Hatfield Moors CP toilets (if open)
• 42ml New Inn Stainforth
• 46ml Hare & Hounds PH Fishlake (last orders)
• 49ml John Bull PH Waterside (prob shut)

I have you both following me on twitter, DM me if you need anything changing.

I am happy for anyone to join us, but must warn this is another ‘guerrilla 50’ with NO official support, bring provisions.

Author: Julie Welch
Posted: Wed 30th Dec 2015, 11:19
Joined: 1996
Local Group: London
Yes, very definitely up for this. Particularly the Peatlands Way with all its challenging hills :-)

Author: Annabel Wood
Posted: Tue 29th Dec 2015, 22:04
Joined: 2013
Local Group: London
Thanks Aaron, that sounds great! Does weekend of 20th Feb sound ok? That's the usual weekend for Poppyline I think.

Author: Aaron Hookway
Posted: Tue 29th Dec 2015, 20:30
Joined: 2012
Local Group: Vermuyden (South Yorks)
Here we go again....

A simple 'flat' 50 miler ready for us mere mortals eh?!

Well I know one very well…. Now don't all shout at me but I could happily put on The Peatlands Way as a ‘guerrilla 50’.

Them that don’t know the route that Thorne/Moorends town council used to put on, I can tweak it a bit and turn it into a proper 50. Still be flatish tho. It does show the South Yorks group namesake efficient drainage-work very well.

Any takers?

Be the usual fare for a guerrilla 50 (no support etc). It does go through a few towns and villages en route.

http://www.thepeatlandsway.com/

Author: Annabel Wood
Posted: Tue 29th Dec 2015, 17:19
Joined: 2013
Local Group: London
Hi All,
As we have no Poppyline this coming winter, would anyone else like to attempt a Guerrilla 50 with me in Feb 2016? Feel I need a good, simple, flat 50 to kick off the proper long distance walking pre the Dorset100 - anyone interested? Aaron's Carpetbaggers was a great success two years ago... any ideas?
A'bel