Wild Yorkshire Way - Woodhead Mountain Rescue

Discussion in 'Bulletin Board' started by Stahlrost, Apr 10, 2019.

  1. Sta

    Stahlrost Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2006
    Messages:
    18,002
    Likes Received:
    5,439
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    None
    Location:
    Dodworth
    Home Page:
    Style:
    Barnsley (full width)
    As some of you know, I'm a keen walker and a happy clapper on here.

    On Monday 15th April I'm setting off to walk the Wild Yorkshire Way, which is a 526 mile walk of my own design, taking in all of the beautiful scenery that Yorkshire has to offer. It includes most of the Yorkshire Wolds Way and Cleveland Way, parts of the Three Peaks, Pennine Way and Trans Pennine Trail, and a small section of the Coast to Coast Walk. I'm doing this entirely on my own, and the walk will take me about 6 weeks. I'll be camping quite often as the cost of staying in B & Bs every night for 6 weeks will be prohibitive.

    I'm doing the walk mainly for fun, but the reason for this post is to ask if any of you would consider making a contribution to the Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team, which is my local mountain rescue team for the Dark Peak area. Like all rescue teams it is funded almost entirely by voluntary donations. I'd be happy to acknowledge your help on my website if you'd like to help. I must stress I'm not looking for any personal sponsorship - I'm funding the walk entirely myself.

    You can see more info on me here, a summary of my route here, and once I get going on Monday there will be live updates of my progress here. If you'd like to help, the Just Giving link below will take people directly to the contribution website, but if not that's of course fine too. Thanks for reading and have a good day.

    http://www.justgiving.com/IanWildYorkshireWay
     
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2019
  2. gosportyke

    gosportyke Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2013
    Messages:
    857
    Likes Received:
    592
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Royal Air Force
    Location:
    Lincoln
    Style:
    Barnsley (full width)
    Stahlrost, I will donate the money from the bet I had with ongoingcloud that Akinfenwa would score 17 goals plus this season! Consider it done
     
  3. Sta

    Stahlrost Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2006
    Messages:
    18,002
    Likes Received:
    5,439
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    None
    Location:
    Dodworth
    Home Page:
    Style:
    Barnsley (full width)
    Hee hee, a fine reply :D
     
  4. Spirit Ditch

    Spirit Ditch Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2008
    Messages:
    2,540
    Likes Received:
    404
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    South Deedahland
    Style:
    Barnsley (full width)
    Well done, designing that walk is a beautiful achievement
     
    Stahlrost likes this.
  5. Sta

    Stahlrost Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2006
    Messages:
    18,002
    Likes Received:
    5,439
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    None
    Location:
    Dodworth
    Home Page:
    Style:
    Barnsley (full width)
    Thank you, I hope I feel the same about it when I'm wallowing in black porridge on Little Whernside in a few weeks.
     
    Spirit Ditch likes this.
  6. Ste

    Steve Wood Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2017
    Messages:
    268
    Likes Received:
    253
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Gender:
    Male
    Style:
    Barnsley (full width)
    That looks amazing. I’ve started doing more walking myself, but am nowhere near taking on a challenge like that! I recently did a 7 mile walk around Elsecar, Wentworth and Harley and the knees and feet were starting to complain a bit!

    Good luck with it, I’ll keep an eye out for your updates and make a donation too...
     
    Stahlrost likes this.
  7. Sta

    Stahlrost Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2006
    Messages:
    18,002
    Likes Received:
    5,439
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    None
    Location:
    Dodworth
    Home Page:
    Style:
    Barnsley (full width)
    Thank you!
     
  8. PLOBBY

    PLOBBY Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2013
    Messages:
    3,065
    Likes Received:
    1,467
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    keep yer nose out
    Location:
    Cave
    Style:
    Barnsley (full width)
    Tha must be bloody crackers lad, take plenty of Vaseline . I'm slightly envious really and happy to donate, good luck .
     
  9. Sta

    Stahlrost Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2006
    Messages:
    18,002
    Likes Received:
    5,439
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    None
    Location:
    Dodworth
    Home Page:
    Style:
    Barnsley (full width)
    It's not that type of walk, sadly. Or did you mean blisters?
     
    Rosco likes this.
  10. PLOBBY

    PLOBBY Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2013
    Messages:
    3,065
    Likes Received:
    1,467
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    keep yer nose out
    Location:
    Cave
    Style:
    Barnsley (full width)
    Blisters and chaffing of course . What 'other' kind of walking is there ?:D
     
  11. Sta

    Stahlrost Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2006
    Messages:
    18,002
    Likes Received:
    5,439
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    None
    Location:
    Dodworth
    Home Page:
    Style:
    Barnsley (full width)
    Well, since Ill be away from home on my own for 6 weeks, I suppose there's a slight chance that I'll find out...…….
     
  12. fir

    fired Administrator Staff Member Admin

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2007
    Messages:
    12,317
    Likes Received:
    1,865
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Style:
    Barnsley (full width)
    Who starts a 6 week walk when the end of the season is coming to a climax?! Priorities all wrong.... and then asking for donations for what is a glorified pub crawl? The cheek.

    Seriously though good luck. I'll be donating.
     
    Stahlrost likes this.
  13. Sta

    Stahlrost Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2006
    Messages:
    18,002
    Likes Received:
    5,439
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    None
    Location:
    Dodworth
    Home Page:
    Style:
    Barnsley (full width)
    Good idea, never thought of that. You could be onto something. And thanks for your donation!
     
  14. Ome

    Omen Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2005
    Messages:
    6,842
    Likes Received:
    221
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Style:
    Barnsley (full width)
    Are you going Clockwise? Looks fun and certainly something i'd like to do if i had the time and able to escape the commitments aka j.o.b and kids lol! :)
     
  15. Sta

    Stahlrost Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2006
    Messages:
    18,002
    Likes Received:
    5,439
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    None
    Location:
    Dodworth
    Home Page:
    Style:
    Barnsley (full width)
    Nope, actually I'm doing it anticlockwise, as it's an easier start and it will get the old legs toned up before I get to the big bits, and it's a magnificent finish in the Dark Peak. If all goes well I'll be on the Trans Pennine trail towards Hull in the first week, the Wolds Way in the second week, then the Cleveland Way after that for about 10 days. After that it's anybody's guess! I have actually completed the entire route once, but in bits and pieces over a 3 year period. Now I want to prove to myself that I can do the entire thing in one go.

    I do know what you mean about work, kids, wives etc. That's why I'm doing it now - I'm retired, I've no kids and my missus is on standby in Germany as her second grandchild is due today! Even if I tried speaking to her, I wouldn't get any response if there's a baby knocking about. Good time to get out into the countryside :D
     
    Metatarsal and Omen like this.
  16. Mrs

    MrsHallsToffeerolls Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2007
    Messages:
    22,238
    Likes Received:
    1,292
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Home Page:
    Style:
    Barnsley (full width)
    Can we hev some daily eyupdates on thi progress Stahl.
     
  17. Sta

    Stahlrost Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2006
    Messages:
    18,002
    Likes Received:
    5,439
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    None
    Location:
    Dodworth
    Home Page:
    Style:
    Barnsley (full width)
    Yep, there'll be a live map on my website with a little blue blob indicating where I am. If it stops moving, don't panic, it will probably because I've stumbled across a pub.
     
  18. Gimson&theBarnsleys

    Gimson&theBarnsleys Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2005
    Messages:
    1,974
    Likes Received:
    245
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Style:
    Barnsley (full width)
    Blue blob, shame on you.:D Good luck with it though, it sounds excellent. I hope you have a splendid time.
     
  19. Sta

    Stahlrost Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2006
    Messages:
    18,002
    Likes Received:
    5,439
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    None
    Location:
    Dodworth
    Home Page:
    Style:
    Barnsley (full width)
    Thank you, good point about the colour. I'll change it. Any suggestions.......?
     
  20. Gimson&theBarnsleys

    Gimson&theBarnsleys Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2005
    Messages:
    1,974
    Likes Received:
    245
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Style:
    Barnsley (full width)
    How about a "rosy glow" to match your inner feeling when partaking a refreshing tonic at each evenings hostelry?
     

Share This Page