Moving back to the UK

Discussion in 'Intros & Welcomes' started by DuneElliot, Mar 17, 2018.

  1. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    I think its mainly shooting people that's frowned upon here.
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  2. Taz38

    Taz38 Thru Hiker

    Welcome aboard Dune.
    Another female here, but that's kind of irrelevant really, we just get on with outdoorsy stuff on here and out there. BUT for me personally, seeing how many other women are doing solo stuff (or just getting out there), has encouraged me even more to hike more and do some wild camps (and spend lots of money on gear :sorry:).
    Non of my work mates do this or seem to understand why, but we're all different with different interests, and it's great to be able (to have the freedom, time and money) to do these things.

    "I think its mainly shooting people that's frowned upon here."
    :biggrin:
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  3. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    @Enzo Quote - "Re the outdoors I'm sure aspirational types are a better driver of change than discussion about privilege which to me often looks like a cul de sac."

    Yes, sure. But unless the issues are 'aired' then it's possible that a whole section of society are unaware of the problems.
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  4. DuneElliot

    DuneElliot Section Hiker

    My mom lives in a great location...north on the train and easy access to the North Downs, south on the train and easy access to the South Downs...and no changes. Of course return logistics aren't always as easy. I loved the hike from Boxhill to Gomshall...and the cute little pub at the end. I can't wait to do these hikes with my dogs.

    Frowned upon here too, although I do like the ability to be able to defend oneself with a firearm!
  5. Taz38

    Taz38 Thru Hiker

    With most schools now taking kids on outdoor adventure trips (and not always just the "white"/privileged kids), youngsters are getting a taste of what's out there. My three have all been, enjoyed it, but the younger two have no real desire to do more, though that can always change with growing up.
  6. DuneElliot

    DuneElliot Section Hiker

    I didn't used to care for backpacking either...when I had horses and I had them to carry me and all the stuff I wanted to carry. I didn't understand why people would want to haul all that weight around themselves.
  7. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Yes, sure. But unless the issues are 'aired' then it's possible that a whole section of society are unaware of the problems.

    All for a thorough discussion of the issues :thumbsup:, ideally with an increase in general human wellbeing as the outcome. I think that isn't inevitable.
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  8. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

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    Guildford to boxhill on the NDW is pretty too
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  9. DuneElliot

    DuneElliot Section Hiker

    Yeah. I only had time and money to do a couple of sections. Despite being in the UK for 5 weeks last June/July as I was super busy with family and logistics were tougher for other sections.
  10. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Ditto, a couple of months ago I walked the top half of the downs link (Guildford to coast linking both downs paths) it uses the disused railway line. When I got to near Horsham I looked for a train home. 4.5 hours to get me the 33 miles home. Crazy, I though surely there is a more direct route! Of course in the 60's there was and I'd just walked it :banghead:
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