English guy tries to walk across Wales IN A STRAIGHT LINE

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  • RobAnybody 23 Jul 2019 07:51:22 1,744 posts
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    This is nuts, but bloody fun to watch -

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7w986ni7_g

    (it's part 1 of I don't know how many, part 2 is supposedly next Monday).
  • Mola_Ram 23 Jul 2019 08:08:10 20,831 posts
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    I haven't watched it yet, but does he have a plan for rivers?
  • RobAnybody 23 Jul 2019 08:12:06 1,744 posts
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    He has an inflatable boat of some type stashed away for one large river, although early in the video he has problems with a smaller river which is unfortunately too high, wide and fast for him to cross. He soon encounters a very rotten and crumbling wooden bridge ......
  • Mola_Ram 23 Jul 2019 08:21:20 20,831 posts
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    In some ways, it'd probably be easier to do in a (mostly) flat country like Australia. There are roads that basically go completely straight for hundreds of kilometres.

    With the main problem being that it is much much larger, and you'd probably die walking through the outback without huge supplies of food/water.

    Edited by Mola_Ram at 08:23:32 23-07-2019
  • Frogofdoom 23 Jul 2019 08:38:33 13,681 posts
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    About 15 mins in and enjoying it, thanks for the share.
  • RobAnybody 23 Jul 2019 08:55:13 1,744 posts
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    Mola_Ram wrote:
    In some ways, it'd probably be easier to do in a (mostly) flat country like Australia. There are roads that basically go completely straight for hundreds of kilometres.

    With the main problem being that it is much much larger, and you'd probably die walking through the outback without huge supplies of food/water.
    Probably a bit boring though (except for the dehydration/starvation aspect). ;)
  • RobAnybody 23 Jul 2019 08:56:27 1,744 posts
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    Frogofdoom wrote:
    About 15 mins in and enjoying it, thanks for the share.
    And he nearly gets run over by a car just as he sets off ...... total mad lad. :)
  • Frogofdoom 23 Jul 2019 08:59:00 13,681 posts
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    Yeah, almost throwing yourself into a fiesta isnt the best start.
  • RelaxedMikki 23 Jul 2019 09:20:51 3,087 posts
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    Cool. I like this.
  • cowell 23 Jul 2019 09:54:10 1,946 posts
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    Absolute madlad. What a legund!
  • sport 23 Jul 2019 10:00:24 15,121 posts
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    Any chance he might go up a hill but come down a mountain?
  • RobAnybody 23 Jul 2019 10:17:30 1,744 posts
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    Somebody has made a marked map of his route:

    https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?hl=en&mid=101Ct4sckoIPIcocImNYzJ11TtC9UPpMH&ll=52.757857155724814%2C-3.588219983613726&z=11
  • Slint1000 23 Jul 2019 10:41:56 3,524 posts
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    Itís going to be interesting to see how he walks across that massive lake half way through.
  • RobAnybody 23 Jul 2019 10:44:44 1,744 posts
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    I vaguely recall that in the video he mentions something about having secreted away an inflatable boat or something, I think it's mentioned when he encounters the guy in the field and has a chat. Let's hope nobody has nicked it.
  • TechnoHippy 23 Jul 2019 10:46:30 15,302 posts
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    Strangely compelling :-)
  • Tomo 23 Jul 2019 11:26:51 16,678 posts
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    This is amazing. ABSOLUTE MADLAD but he's actually great. I love his off the cuff remarks... Like: "Definitely 50th in line to the throne". :D. I'm was so glad when he didn't jump in the river, fuck me
  • RobAnybody 23 Jul 2019 16:26:15 1,744 posts
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    I laughed at his comment:

    "My willy had already shrunk to the size of an acorn"
  • RelaxedMikki 23 Jul 2019 17:26:40 3,087 posts
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    Just watched the whole thing with my wife. She got a bit upset he hadn't brought gloves or a first aid kit with anti-septic...!

    ... will keep an eye out for part two.
  • ZuluHero 23 Jul 2019 17:49:01 7,495 posts
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    Pfft, he picked the narrowest bit :p
  • Dirtbox 23 Jul 2019 18:12:38 91,178 posts
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    ZuluHero wrote:
    Pfft, he picked the narrowest bit :p
    I want him to walk to John O'Groats for some spastics.
  • Trafford 23 Jul 2019 18:19:21 8,372 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    ZuluHero wrote:
    Pfft, he picked the narrowest bit :p
    I want him to walk to John O'Groats for some spastics.
    I thought you were doing alright for yourself?
  • RobAnybody 23 Jul 2019 18:22:04 1,744 posts
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    ZuluHero wrote:
    Pfft, he picked the narrowest bit :p
    Maybe he's just warming up? ;)
  • ZuluHero 23 Jul 2019 18:52:55 7,495 posts
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    It's actually a really great watch, just finished the first part. Hope he posts the 2nd one soon, I'm hooked.
  • Tomo 23 Jul 2019 19:31:19 16,678 posts
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    I could see him being picked up by a TV channel to do an even longer country crossing.
  • RobAnybody 23 Jul 2019 22:01:10 1,744 posts
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    Tomo wrote:
    I could see him being picked up by a TV channel to do an even longer country crossing.
    Kind of like Map Man* but going in a straight line and clambering over hedges while avoiding farmers ?

    *Map Man was originally aired on BBC2 in 2004 and the Map Man was Nicholas Crane. He often followed routes on assorted old maps. A very enjoyable show.
  • theone1 23 Jul 2019 22:39:38 33 posts
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    Seems a good place to link this article

    George Wilson, The Man Who Walked His Life Away

    https://deadspin.com/the-man-who-walked-his-life-away-1835620495
  • RobAnybody 23 Jul 2019 23:07:47 1,744 posts
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    What a truly amazing story, thanks for the link!
  • AaronTurner 27 Jul 2019 08:34:01 11,061 posts
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    English guy trying to walk in a straight line... is it Boris Johnson?
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