As this is a diverse group I thought I'd ask if anyone might know where I can get some 1940s style clothing for a 1940s weekend in September? Left it a bit late I know. My wife is already kitted out but I've got very little. Trying on uniforms of the period they were smaller and slimmer then. I'm more like Capt. Mainwaring. (Actually I'm not that fat but I do seem to be more robustly built than many of that time.)
Thanks. Thought it worth a punt. Tried one website and so far they've not responded to my email.
we're going on a week's walking holiday in October. Staying in Ambleside. Now we've already done a fair amount of walking in the area but I'm hoping I might get a few route suggestions I've never thought of before. We either want to walk from Ambleside OR get a bus out to do a walk as long as we can get back by bus or shank's pony.
Ideally looking for a couple of easy walks to warm us up a bit. Dave's 80 now and none of us are young or hill fit so we might save our strength for ONE good high level walk.
Done Wansfell Pike, Langdales (valley bottom and much of the northern side of the valley), Loughrigg, Fairfield Horshoe, Red Screes, Lingmooor Fell and much of the hills around Grasmere Common and some walking in Little Langdale (used a car).
Juts hoping there might be a few routes we've missed and worth doing.
I'm inclined to agree with Padstowe too although I feel he was rather rude. Mind you although not rude Trevor's rant didn't half go on. Seemed to be point scoring to me.
Anyway now when I log on and if I see all the latest trending threads have Trevors name against them I just log off. Too many links and too much info to process. If I really want to check something out I'll go to the forums directly
Actually if you have a go at Nordic Pole walking and get it right it can boost you speed across level ground by quite a bit. But try it on uneven ground like the Lake District and you'll see it's difficult to keep the rhythm going and you can easily fall flat on your face as a friend on mine did trying the technique is Eskdale! IMHO Poles do have their place (and not just at either end of the planet )!
It's like any tool, used correctly at the right time it can help. My 80 year old friend swears by them on descents as it helps his knees.
Skip Brown Knoll to Rushup Edge at it's lowest point can get quite boggy. I got my right leg trapped in bog up to the knee and it took me 20 minutes to get it out again. It felt like it had got caught under a root it was so tightly stuck. I even thought I might be trapped there until someone came along. So be careful mate. Of course that was few years ago now so I don't know if it will be the same.