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Discussion: Open areas

in: BrandNewMe; BrandNewMe > 2019-03-31

Apr 1, 2019 10:46 AM # 
are pants.
Apr 1, 2019 11:25 AM # 
Agreed. But we will wholeheartedly and enthusiastically sign up for the VHIs later in the year (Pentland Hills) if picked!
Apr 1, 2019 12:57 PM # 
Surely it all depends on the runnability?

Methyr Mawr, Penhale and various Lakeland fells are all pretty glorious to me.
Apr 1, 2019 2:08 PM # 
forest grump:
You were complaining about undergrowth last week....some folk are never happy
Apr 1, 2019 2:30 PM # 
I would probably say only sand dunes are worth the trip. The rest offer too much visibility (for someone with short legs).
Apr 1, 2019 2:36 PM # 
forest grump:
I hate sand dune. My (long) legs always get full of the spikes of marram grass. Flippin painful.
Apr 1, 2019 2:42 PM # 
Open areas would be fine if they are covered in trees. With very few exceptions (I am thinking Hurst Wood where the SHIs were last year) the only excuse there is for making a mistake on an open area is that you are so unbelievably bored that your brain has gone into shut down.
Apr 1, 2019 3:57 PM # 
Slight generalisation?

Apr 1, 2019 3:58 PM # 
Argh, why didn’t Brad mention in the vhi selection email where they were. Might’ve paid more attention! Hill runners love open hilly areas... :-)
Apr 1, 2019 4:08 PM # 
Only slight exaggeration. The second one has vegetation so doesn't count!
Apr 2, 2019 11:37 AM # 
Open areas are glorious. Just enjoy the scenery and dont worry that the orienteering is a bit easy.
(I'm controller, so trying to find some trees for the VHI...)
Apr 5, 2019 6:38 AM # 
Just go there at night then Dumyat is brilliant

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