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Discussion: Looks like a rather bland course...

in: blairtrewin; blairtrewin > 2022-11-06

Nov 7, 2022 12:15 PM # 
Without a great deal of opportunity for route choice or error?
Nov 7, 2022 8:28 PM # 
Not huge opportunities for error by and large. The roughness of the forest did open up some route choice options which might not have been there in a faster area (I took the track on the first half of 5-6 for instance), and 7-8 was one of those legs where I'm not sure there was a good option.
Nov 8, 2022 11:21 AM # 
Pity they couldn't have used Gumble, I might have seriously considered undertaking that journey (flooding aside). Are the Hill End maps likewise unavailable these days?
Nov 8, 2022 11:39 PM # 
Gumble was the original plan, an inability to contact the new southern, absent landowners and access issues from the north due to all the rain scuppered that plan. A requirement to tape every mine shaft means Hill End is very much in the too difficult bucket.
Nov 8, 2022 11:57 PM # 
And as it turned out, I suspect that the track into the south end of Gumble would have been difficult at best in current conditions even if we had landowner support.

Did I hear that there were plans for another attempt at Gumble next May?
Nov 9, 2022 12:45 AM # 
Yes there are plans dependant on the same factors.

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