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Kinder mud bath

Kinder mud bath


Postby ChrisG » Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:28 am

Hewitts included on this walk: Kinder Scout

Date walked: 03/11/2012

Time taken: 7

Distance: 16.6 km

Ascent: 719m

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Oh my god the mud, that will be my abiding memory of this walk, thick nasty peat bogs, took us one and a half hours to navigate through about half a mile of mire, nightmare. Apart from that was a great walk, but I don't want to go back so even though I didn't make it to the high point i'm counting it. Hope your all ok with that :)


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Last edited by ChrisG on Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:56 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Kinder mud bath

Postby ChrisW » Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:43 pm

Some lovely shots there Chris, as far as the hike goes....you count what you want mate, its your diary :wink: :D
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Re: Kinder mud bath

Postby Mancunian » Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:56 am

Your photies brought back a lot of memories of the time when I lived in Manchester and made my first trip to Edale trying to climb to the top of Kinder Scout. Well, after walking through the stunning Grindsbrook Clough I felt disappointed to see the flat Kinder plateau with no apparent summit. Even worse were the mud filled trenches and after a short while and which involved stumbling and a wet and boggy bum :shock: I decided to head back. :(
Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Kinder mud bath

Postby ChrisG » Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:59 pm

Mancunian wrote:Your photies brought back a lot of memories of the time when I lived in Manchester and made my first trip to Edale trying to climb to the top of Kinder Scout. Well, after walking through the stunning Grindsbrook Clough I felt disappointed to see the flat Kinder plateau with no apparent summit. Even worse were the mud filled trenches and after a short while and which involved stumbling and a wet and boggy bum :shock: I decided to head back. :(
Thanks for sharing.


I,ve got to admit I wasn't far off turning back myself, If I ever attempt it again I will wait till its all frozen
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Re: Kinder mud bath

Postby ChrisG » Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:02 pm

ChrisW wrote:Some lovely shots there Chris, as far as the hike goes....you count what you want mate, its your diary :wink: :D


The purists wil say I didn't make it to the top, and they would be right. I didn't even try to make the high point my route went round the edge. But I did make the trig. I may try for the middle one day
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Re: Kinder mud bath

Postby garyhortop » Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:31 pm

Amazing shots there Chris, quite stunning......as for mud...been a long number of years since i did Kinder and there was always plenty of it!! If ever you feel the need for more mud again (and especially sucky mud).....try Dartmoor!! :D
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Re: Kinder mud bath

Postby ChrisG » Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:31 pm

garyhortop wrote:Amazing shots there Chris, quite stunning......as for mud...been a long number of years since i did Kinder and there was always plenty of it!! If ever you feel the need for more mud again (and especially sucky mud).....try Dartmoor!! :D


I may have to, I think one of the trial one hundred is down that way
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Re: Kinder mud bath

Postby PauloUK77 » Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:18 pm

The mud up there is hard going in wet conditions.There is something about Kinder Scout I like though and that is running into the deep trenches and up the other sides.
I tend to head up there in freezing conditions it makes the going much easier.
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Re: Kinder mud bath

Postby ChrisG » Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:31 am

PauloUK77 wrote:The mud up there is hard going in wet conditions.There is something about Kinder Scout I like though and that is running into the deep trenches and up the other sides.
I tend to head up there in freezing conditions it makes the going much easier.


yes would be a lot easier in the cold
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