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Site Guide to my website, walks, reports and statistics
Most of the walks covered on this site have been walked by me. This is because I wish the site to be different, not one of the run of the mill walking sites where all the walks covered include a walk description of instructions on what to do like turn left, walk to here, walk to there, etc. The walks on this site are intended to be personalised.
My walk reports may give general descriptions but they are not intended to be bona-fide route guides. My reports are true reflections of how I experienced the walks. I try to describe all the highs and lows of the walks in my own way, telling you if I feel you are in the midst of a superb view or in the middle of a quagmire! I also describe all my personal ups and downs like swollen feet or aching limbs because if I get them it is possible others walkers may too. It's better to tell the truth than gloss over the bad moments.
The overriding factor of my website is the determination to keep all the content free. All my walks, photographs, movies, statistics and general information on the site will always remain free to access, free to print and free to download. Maintainance costs of the site and funding for my walking will be provided by means of my employment and by the advertising featured on the website which, I hope, is not encumbant to the user.
The Walks - Statistical Detail
1. Map image - A digital OS map of the route.
2. Elevation Profile - A graphical image showing the ups and downs of the walk. This is derived from digital OS mapping and manually converted. Thus the profiles are a general representation of the walk elevation.
3. Start - a written description and a map reference of the starting point.
4. Map required - the Ordnance Survey map(s) covering the walk.
5. Parking - where to park if driving to the walk.
6. Distance - the length of the walk in miles & kilometres.
7. Time - A rough guide based on the time it took me.
8. Difficulty - A general guide based on my experience.
9. Climbing - The total amount of climbing to do during the walk. This is calculated from digital OS mapping and can be accepted as fairly accurate.
10. Hazards - The hazards I came across on the walks such as road walking/ crossings, steep descents, etc.
11. Refreshments - where to find food and drink at the start of or during the walk.
Submit a Walk to the site
From time to time I post walks submitted from other walkers on the website. One example is the Monsal Dale walk in the Peak District which was sent to me by Owain Roberts, when he was a student in the Sheffield University Hiking Club. Another interesting contributors walk was to Scafell Pike and Scafell from Langdale which was sent to me by John Deasey. Yet another is from a contributor called Denis. His walk covers the High Seat ridge in Mallerstang . These examples have added three varied bonus walks on the website. There are some others on the website and I am happy to continue compiling them for viewing on the Walking Englishman so long as I am given a report and some photographs of the walk.
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