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« Reply #75 on: January 27, 2010, 01:08:49 pm »

Drat, The Major and I are unable to do the end of May Sad I will have to pass on the teapot with crampions and crumpets to another brave person. So sorry to with draw ......
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« Reply #76 on: January 29, 2010, 08:53:05 pm »

we are not officially booked as yet for that weekend... Although it does clash with the Tortworth vintage rally and Collectormania MK. It.s also the bank holiday weekend, so Himself may be called upon to work somewhere...

So the short answer is we're a tentative yes.
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« Reply #77 on: January 31, 2010, 11:20:20 pm »

A tentative yes from us, also. finances are our main stumbling block, but we can camp to bring the cost down.
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« Reply #78 on: January 31, 2010, 11:28:41 pm »

Right, well I am more than happy to still do SNowdon but I will be doing the three peaks university challenge this year with the outdoor activities soc at Wolverhampton.
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« Reply #79 on: February 06, 2010, 12:37:04 am »

Just read a bit more of the site, looks like Hafod Eryri, the new visitor centre at the summit is due to open this spring


It was open last year, I bought a beer there. I think their website may be a *tad* out of date. And the railway is still the old-fashioned rack variety, and they still run the original Swiss steam engines, although they work turn and turn about with new-fangled internal combustion devices. You book on a specific train when you buy your ticket, and as far as I can tell, you take pot-luck on the source of the locomotion ... like last summer ...



I won't do the walk with you on the 29th, as I'll probably be spending a week in Llanberis over the summer anyway. But I'd be up for doing the whole challenge in tweeds next year!
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« Reply #80 on: February 06, 2010, 02:14:01 pm »

Good grief, the rack railway was abnout £20 a ticket when I last went to Wales 14 years ago.  I dread to think how much it costs now.
 
I'm definitely up for this ascent however if I can get a lift from Birmingham- I'll contribute to petrol money of course.  Now, what I need to procure beforehand are tweeds, a flat cap, a decent cane and a hip flask, some good gloves and mountaineering goggles and bottled oxygen should the exertions prove beyond any of us. 
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« Reply #81 on: February 06, 2010, 06:01:25 pm »

Well I'm still not having any luck getting a friend or colleague to join me for a week in the lake district walking, so if anyone here fancies a week (17th-24th April) walking in the lakes with a total stranger they met on the internet, the offer is there :| Kinda looking to split the costs halfway which works out at £180 for the week...it'd be practice for the snowdon trip perhaps!
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« Reply #82 on: February 07, 2010, 04:45:29 am »

Well I'm still not having any luck getting a friend or colleague to join me for a week in the lake district walking, so if anyone here fancies a week (17th-24th April) walking in the lakes with a total stranger they met on the internet, the offer is there :| Kinda looking to split the costs halfway which works out at £180 for the week...it'd be practice for the snowdon trip perhaps!

I would, but I think I will still be at University at the time.
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« Reply #83 on: February 14, 2010, 09:34:02 pm »

I'd like to register my interest for the day trip at least. Why, yes, I do have a flag...

I'll also provide a large picnic blanket if the weather's agreeable.
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« Reply #84 on: February 14, 2010, 09:37:47 pm »

We need a copy of The Chap to read at the summit, simply to get ourselves into its esteemed pages.  Of course, I shall provide the magazine. 
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« Reply #85 on: February 15, 2010, 12:52:31 pm »

I'd like to register my interest for the day trip at least. Why, yes, I do have a flag...

I'll also provide a large picnic blanket if the weather's agreeable.

Well done...are you going to carry it all the way up Snowdon, or will your mechanical butler be accompanying you?
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« Reply #86 on: February 19, 2010, 01:39:59 am »

ooo i have just read this. i dont know if were busy then or not but im intrestred in snowdon. Cheesy
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« Reply #87 on: February 28, 2010, 10:33:19 pm »

A day trip does sound interesting - though I am not sure how long it would take to get there from Reading...

I would be able to make the 29th, however I think tea and biscuits are an absolute must-have, so we should choose a weekend when Lady Elsie and the Major can attend.  Grin
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« Reply #88 on: March 08, 2010, 12:34:59 pm »

Sorry to jump on this thread so late, but I would love to come and have a go, however I would love to make a weekend out of it and do a spot of camping. Any decent campsites close by?
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« Reply #89 on: March 08, 2010, 11:50:57 pm »

There do seem to be a few, this one however is in Llanberis, where the railway and the tourist path up Snowdon start

http://www.totaltravel.co.uk/link.asp?fid=1067416

and it has showers too...

May take the tent too, given the distance involved....
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« Reply #90 on: March 09, 2010, 05:39:46 pm »

There do seem to be a few, this one however is in Llanberis, where the railway and the tourist path up Snowdon start

http://www.totaltravel.co.uk/link.asp?fid=1067416

and it has showers too...

May take the tent too, given the distance involved....


they also do self catering as well by the looks of it
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« Reply #91 on: March 10, 2010, 12:58:33 am »

There is a minimum of 8 for the self catering, They do have a camping barn however....

there also seems of be a proliferation of railways too...

http://www.greatlittletrainsofwales.co.uk/llanberis.html
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« Reply #92 on: March 14, 2010, 10:48:53 am »

I'd be interested in going for a day trip, perhaps to help with tea and scones for the intrepid adventurers, if someone can offer a place in their charabanc to convey me there.  Regrettably,  I would not be up to the exertions of actually climbing one of the peaks myself.
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« Reply #93 on: March 14, 2010, 12:12:23 pm »

It seems that this has gained a fair bit of interest, and I think I have allowed this thread to mature enough for us to take the next step.
So far 20 people have said they would be interested in going (the list below). But some have not stated whether or not they would do the climb or take the train. If your name is in the list, please take the time to post your method of ascent. And of course, if you're new to the thread and you want to come along, post and let me know.  Smiley

  • Gin-Soaked  - Walk
  • stockton_joans
  • The Governess - Walk
  • Himself - Train
  • Gazongola - Walk
  • Sir A Poiselamppe - Walk up/Train down
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  • James Harrison - Walk
  • Sir Nikolas Vendigroth - Walk
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  • Esme Moore - Train
  • E. T. Jonasson


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« Reply #94 on: March 14, 2010, 12:28:20 pm »

Put me down (or should that be up  Cheesy )for the walk
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« Reply #95 on: March 14, 2010, 01:57:34 pm »

Put me down (or should that be up  Cheesy )for the walk

I'm glad you're on board Mr. Harrison.  Cheesy
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« Reply #96 on: March 14, 2010, 09:26:40 pm »

I'm up for the walk.

Himself would be by train.

We also think the camping is a very good idea- maybe a group of us would want to camp over on one of the nights to prevent huge amounts of driving/ walking/ driving all on the same day...?
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« Reply #97 on: March 14, 2010, 09:44:31 pm »

I'll walk, although I'll probably not make it to the top due to being distracted by interesting rocks.

Please, limit me to collecting only about 20 pounds of rock samples.
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« Reply #98 on: March 14, 2010, 10:31:12 pm »

We also think the camping is a very good idea- maybe a group of us would want to camp over on one of the nights to prevent huge amounts of driving/ walking/ driving all on the same day...?

Logistics and accommodation will be the next stage of planning.  Wink

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« Reply #99 on: March 15, 2010, 03:07:59 am »

Yes I shall be walking.
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