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The kids and Torlum Hill

The kids and Torlum Hill


Postby Johnny Corbett » Thu Apr 19, 2012 2:23 pm

Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Torlum

Date walked: 23/10/2011

Time taken: 2 hours

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This is a report from last October when Kim and i took her daughter and 2 nephews for a walk up Torlum Hill. As you will see from the photos the weather was not the best but the kids had a great time, honest, although you would not think that when you look at the photos. We followed the track then picked up the path to the summit.

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The kids just wanted to get up the hill and not waste time getting their photo took

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On the track up

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A pit stop. Spot the happy walker

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The kids lead the way

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Nearly there

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The final steps

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See i told you they enjoyed, 3 happy faces at the summit & 1 asleep

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Another happy face at the summit

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Back at the car and the arms are up in the air

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Kim on her way with the youngest
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Re: The kids and Torlum Hill

Postby kevsbald » Thu Apr 19, 2012 3:48 pm

It looks like you and Kim had a great time but I'm not convinced the kids looked like they relished it. Get them up another one until they do!
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Re: The kids and Torlum Hill

Postby laconic surf » Thu Apr 19, 2012 3:52 pm

kevsbald wrote:Get them up another one until they do!


I really like this approach. "You'll keep walking until you bloody well enjoy it" It's character building :lol: :lol:
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Re: The kids and Torlum Hill

Postby ChrisW » Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:25 pm

lovely to see the whole family out enjoying the hills JC....well, when I say enjoying..... :lol:
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Re: The kids and Torlum Hill

Postby mountain thyme » Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:06 pm

im laughing at you saying the kids had a great time.. look at claires face in all the pics :(
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Re: The kids and Torlum Hill

Postby Bod » Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:20 pm

Great report there Johnny, fun spot for food and drinks under the shelter of the trees :D :D :lol:

The gang look like they are well fit for more, cheers the noo.... :D
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Re: The kids and Torlum Hill

Postby Graeme D » Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:42 pm

laconic surf wrote:
kevsbald wrote:Get them up another one until they do!


I really like this approach. "You'll keep walking until you bloody well enjoy it" It's character building :lol: :lol:


Kind of puts me in mind of the humorous sign you sometimes see - "The beatings will continue until morale improves!". I've always wanted to buy one of these signs and display it outside my classroom - not sure senior management would see the funny side though. :shock:

Nice one JC - brings back fond memories of a walk last year with Ailsa when she was only a couple of months old. We got much better weather though! :D
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