English guy tries to walk across Wales IN A STRAIGHT LINE Page 2

  • ZuluHero 27 Jul 2019 15:31:25 7,495 posts
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    Don't be silly, Boris doesn't know Wales exists.
  • X201 27 Jul 2019 16:31:58 19,285 posts
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    RobAnybody wrote:
    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.
    Radio 5 did a show called Straight Up where they followed the Greenwich Meridian
  • MrWonderstuff 29 Jul 2019 16:57:02 2,980 posts
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    Episode 2 is up:


    Edited by MrWonderstuff at 16:57:26 29-07-2019
  • RobAnybody 29 Jul 2019 17:05:39 1,744 posts
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    Just watched it, just as much fun as part 1. He's a complete mad lad.
  • Tonka 30 Jul 2019 07:26:34 29,676 posts
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    This is great fun.

    But.

    Why is he so afraid of people? As a Swede spoilt by right of public Access laws I can't help but find the whole thing slightly strange.

    "Oh my shit, a house! Better leg it."


    Another similar thing to watch is Big Dave's big fat freight hop.

    https://youtu.be/hUg0jFO7NTo
  • MrWonderstuff 30 Jul 2019 07:41:54 2,980 posts
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    In England there is no global right of way as much land is privately owned. There are rights of way where you can go through including through farmers fields and farms but they marked on Ordinance Survey maps and the public need to abide by them. Not to say sometimes you have to take detour as some group of beligerent cows have cut off the path. There is also the fact that farmers carry guns and shout "get oif moi land!" if they find you - or not - never happend to me in the time I have hiked.

    Edited by MrWonderstuff at 07:42:34 30-07-2019
  • RobAnybody 30 Jul 2019 08:59:57 1,744 posts
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    I guess he's worried about being told to leave the land and being thrown off his planned route?
  • Tomo 30 Jul 2019 09:13:48 16,678 posts
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    Yeah exactly. He dramatises it a bit by saying things like he'll get arrested for trespassing, but really I think he doesn't want to have to deviate from his line because he has to walk around a farmer's set of fields.
  • Tonka 30 Jul 2019 09:21:11 29,676 posts
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    I'm still really enjoying his trek though, don't get me wrong. His amateurish fire making skills makes for a nice difference from the hardcore "survive in minus 20 blizzard" videos I watch sometimes

    (Bog roll and lighter... ffs)
  • ZuluHero 1 Aug 2019 15:12:51 7,495 posts
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    Just watched ep 2 - just as compelling as the first. He's starting to open up a bit too. Quite sad about his friend. Can't wait for ep 3.
  • Tomo 1 Aug 2019 16:43:24 16,678 posts
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    Yeah he kinda just drops that bombshell out of nowhere. Guess he's basically over it.
  • RobAnybody 5 Aug 2019 21:27:41 1,744 posts
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    Part 3 is now up, and Tom is starting to suffer:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zT52TKJdQ40
  • AaronTurner 5 Aug 2019 21:31:04 11,061 posts
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    MrWonderstuff wrote:
    In England there is no global right of way as much land is privately owned. There are rights of way where you can go through including through farmers fields and farms but they marked on Ordinance Survey maps and the public need to abide by them. Not to say sometimes you have to take detour as some group of beligerent cows have cut off the path. There is also the fact that farmers carry guns and shout "get oif moi land!" if they find you - or not - never happend to me in the time I have hiked.
    What about Wales though?
  • MrWonderstuff 5 Aug 2019 22:12:02 2,980 posts
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    @AaronTurner much the same from my experience rambling in the Brecon beacons snd Snowdonia. However, those areas have vast areas of national parks which you can wild camp in. Scotland is pretty good for rights of access. However this guy is in mid Wales- not an area I have walked in very much.
  • fontgeeksogood 5 Aug 2019 22:21:19 6,541 posts
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    I watched a bit of this and it made me realise that I really worked hard on trying to integrate with you weirdos when I lived there because fuck me this is boring
  • Dirtbox 5 Aug 2019 22:39:50 91,178 posts
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    Could it be improved with the application of a couple of mooses and a bear drinking cans of Labatts stolen from the back of a pickup?

    Actually, yeah - that probably would be more interesting.

    Edited by Dirtbox at 22:41:07 05-08-2019
  • fontgeeksogood 5 Aug 2019 22:41:25 6,541 posts
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    What couldn't
  • RobAnybody 12 Aug 2019 21:34:18 1,744 posts
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    Part 4 is now available:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGkcTufp56A
  • TechnoHippy 14 Aug 2019 15:55:00 15,302 posts
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    These are a fun watch. Not sure the hand wound was all that serious though :-)
  • OnlyJoeKing 14 Aug 2019 16:20:25 945 posts
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    Of all the appalling decisions that went into this, the one that gets me is - why on earth didn't he take gloves?
  • markytonline83 14 Aug 2019 16:36:26 898 posts
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    Such a lad

    /necks a lager then leads the boys down the pub into a glorious rendition of ‘lads lads lads’!!
  • FWB 14 Aug 2019 20:00:44 56,156 posts
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    I'm enjoying this. The fact that his biggest fear are farmers/landowners, just how much of the UK is owned by a few. We really are a backward country.
  • fontgeeksogood 14 Aug 2019 20:03:10 6,541 posts
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    Admittedly I only watched one episode but the fear appeared to be manufactured for tension rather than something which ever transpired.

    You Brits are fucking weird
  • FWB 14 Aug 2019 20:08:10 56,156 posts
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    I do agree he hams it up given he doesn't get caught, but the point is if he does and they want him removed, he will be. End game.

    Imagine doing this in Canada... you'd be dead. British "countryside" is not particularly "natural".

    Edited by FWB at 20:09:26 14-08-2019
  • fontgeeksogood 14 Aug 2019 20:10:17 6,541 posts
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    It would probably take longer than a day to walk the width of Canada
  • FWB 14 Aug 2019 20:11:42 56,156 posts
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    Well, that too, but also mean that the "countryside" would kill you.
  • fontgeeksogood 14 Aug 2019 20:17:51 6,541 posts
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    Oh, I've never been to those bits
  • RobAnybody 15 Aug 2019 09:32:46 1,744 posts
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    OnlyJoeKing wrote:
    Of all the appalling decisions that went into this, the one that gets me is - why on earth didn't he take gloves?
    He does have gloves it's just that he doesn't often wear them, I think he mentioned in a YouTube comment that they get sweaty, cold and clammy.

    So instead he buggers up his hands .......
  • andy10 15 Aug 2019 09:55:02 322 posts
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    You'd think climbing a barbed wire fence or sticking your hand into a throng of brambles would be occasion enough to put them on.
  • OnlyJoeKing 15 Aug 2019 09:56:58 945 posts
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    @RobAnybody oh right, hah. Poor glove selection.

    Given the things he has to climb over and through this just feels like a massive oversight. A solid pair of gloves would have been first thing on my list.... and it's the middle of winter ffs! Not like its too hot..
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