2 friends and the coast to coast walk


Shopping! by gleavem
February 26, 2008, 8:35 am
Filed under: Equipment, money, Uncategorized | Tags: , ,

My turn now…

On our way back from Send, we stopped at a big Cotswolds near Maidstone (Newnham Court Shopping Village).  We must have spent nearly 2 hours in there trying stuff on, mulling over jackets etc!  It has a good range of stuff and we couldn’t resist a few purchases.  I got some Marmot waterproof trousers (£50) – the only pair I’ve seen that have been anywhere near short enough for my little legs! and a Helly Hansen t-shirt in the sale (£12).  Sid spent rather more, getting himself some more walking trousers (zip-offs), a Berghaus T and some new trainers…you’ll have to fill in the details here dear.  Bill was a little shocking ~£220, but at least we got some stuff we needed and now we know where there’s a good-sized shop for the next time we’re feeling flush!

Also I tried on plenty of light-weight waterproof jackets and have decided on the Berghaus paclite. They had lots of choice…northface, marmot, rab etc, but I feel happiest with the Berghaus, its very light and feels good quality. Going to buy it off the internet though as most of the shops only seem to stock black, or maybe navy (how dull!) and I’m thinking red!  : )

Happy walking
xM

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Hi,
Just wanted to let you know that I’ve been enjoying your blog. We (me and 3 others) are walking C2C in June. So, we’re trying to do training walks every weekend, and pouring over websites to read reviews of waterproofs, walking poles, and such. Sound familiar? We envy your access to what look to be lovely training walks. We just don’t have the walking paths in Canada that the UK seems to. So, we’ve been doing city walks (the city being Toronto). Not many ups and downs, but you do experience your city quite differently when you walk right across it. Once the snow goes, we’ll be heading out to the countryside looking for hills.

Deb

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Hi Deb! Thanks for your comment and for reading! There certainly are lots of public footpaths around once you start looking for them…all you need is a good map and you can make your own walks! Good luck for June…hope all goes well, let us know if you come across any good tips/advice.
Happy walking!
M

Comment by gleavem

After watching “Don’t get done, get Dom” thismorning, I’m now thinking we should have haggled in Cotswolds! Next time I think I’ll give it a go…anyone else ever sucessfully haggled for anything (walking related or not)?

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