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Lazlo Woodbine   on 28/08/17 @ 18:13 said:

I may be up for this as if I don't do it soon I never will. May sounds OK, plenty of daylight hours. Fewer midegs in May as well.

A2z   on 28/08/17 @ 18:16 said:

I have been rated to death by the midges, we walked into a bank of them on Saturday, I have no aches or pains but am covered in bites.
The guide we had on Saturday can only take us across on the last weekend in June, which will be the lightest part of the year. Would that work for you?

Lazlo Woodbine   on 28/08/17 @ 18:32 said:

I am down to go to Morocco around that time. I had to abandon camping just south of there last auguat bank holiday as was being eaten alive. Is a guide necessary if it's light?

Louise - living life   on 28/08/17 @ 18:44 said:

I did this many years ago - ended up with blisters! - I did end of June - so light held - we started around 6am - so if good map readers do you need a guide - I seem to remember it was a fairly straight forward walk.

Lazlo Woodbine   on 28/08/17 @ 19:08 said:

Keep heading east.

iansmyname.....orisitjohn?   on 28/08/17 @ 20:47 said:

A2z: Hi i may be interested. I just have 2 questions though. Why is there a need for a guide? and is it going to be 1 walk straight through or 2 walks split over 2 days? Best regards, Ian

Head for the Hills   on 28/08/17 @ 21:15 said:

Well done Kathy. I bet it was hot across the moors. I did this a couple of years ago. The sections on the Cleveland Way were lovely; Fylingdales Moor less so, especially as the Ravenscar mast never got any closer! Like Ian, not sure we need a guide, but some of us may need accommodation in or near Osmotherley if we start at 5am.

A2z   on 29/08/17 @ 1:17 said:

No you're right we don't need a guide, the route to Blakey Ridge is easy and it's straightforward after that, my map reading skills aren't great but if someone else's are then job done! A 14 or 16 seater minibus back from Ravenscar is about ?75 and s friend of mine is happy to do back up. So now we just have to choose a date.

A2z   on 29/08/17 @ 1:18 said:

Hi Ian, planning to do it in 1 day.

Bentravla   on 29/08/17 @ 8:44 said:

Great walk, I did it about 30 yrs ago starting mid evening on a full moon. Crossing the moors without the need for a torch, street lights twinkling down in the valleys was amazing. Breakfast at Blakey Ridge. Navigation was and still is very easy throughout. There are various guideance notes available on line. Enjoy!

Louise - living life   on 29/08/17 @ 22:31 said:

if I remember you do it in a day and there is some sort of badge in the shape of a coffin - because that is what the walk is about taking coffins across the moors - not sure where you get if from tho'

iansmyname.....orisitjohn?   on 29/08/17 @ 22:41 said:

A2z: Great. I've looked at it in the past. I know some do it as a there and back........which is crazy. If it's to be done unaided in a single crossing I'm up for it. I can't commit this far ahead though. Too many irons in the fire and not enough holidays to cover everything, but definitely interested. Will have to commit for definite closer to the time

Lazlo Woodbine   on 29/08/17 @ 22:54 said:

A there and back is known as a double dirge. The dirge was the song they sang to accompany the walk across with the coffin. You have 24 hors to do it in to claim your trophy. And Christ receive they soul.

iansmyname.....orisitjohn?   on 29/08/17 @ 23:01 said:

Lazlo Woodbine: Great knowledge Doug. I would like to be as faithful to the original challenge as possible if we do go ahead. I've read up on it and I'm quite excited about doing it

A2z   on 30/08/17 @ 9:31 said:

Yes great knowledge Doug. Re the route it's easy and not necessary to use a guide. I have the challenge walk bug now but will try a 60 miler before I go for the double dirge....
Re dates how would Saturday 26.5 suit, with a 4 or 5 am start? It's a bank holiday weekend.
I can organise backup meeting us at 4 points for extra water food etc. Depending on the numbers we can get a mini bus back or I can arrange a couple of cars for lifts.
To get your badge and certificate you register your walk with the LWW club.

Lazlo Woodbine   on 30/08/17 @ 20:42 said:

Well Ian, how faithful do you want to be. Do you want to carry a corpse? I am certain if I did a double dirge I could provide one.

Lazlo Woodbine   on 30/08/17 @ 20:56 said:

This ae nighte, this ae nighte,
Every nighte and alle,
Fire and fleet and candle-lighte,
And Christe receive thy saule.

When thou from hence away art past,
Every nighte and alle,
To Whinny-muir thou com'st at last;
And Christe receive thy saule.

If ever thou gavest hosen and shoon,
Every nighte and alle,
Sit thee down and put them on;
And Christe receive thy saule.

If hosen and shoon thou ne'er gav'st nane
Every nighte and alle,
The whinnes sall prick thee to the bare bane;
And Christe receive thy saule.

From Whinny-muir whence thou may'st pass,
Every nighte and alle,
To Brig o' Dread thou com'st at last;
And Christe receive thy saule.

If ever thou gav'st silver and gold,

Lazlo Woodbine   on 30/08/17 @ 20:58 said:

If ever thou gav'st silver and gold,
Every nighte and alle,
At t' Brig o' Dread thou'lt find foothold,
And Christe receive thy saule.

But if silver and gold thou never gav'st nane,
Every nighte and alle,
Down thou tumblest to Hell flame,
And Christe receive thy saule.

From Brig o' Dread whence thou may'st pass, Every nighte and alle,
To Purgatory fire thou com'st at last;
And Christe receive thy saule.

If ever thou gav'st meat or drink,
Every nighte and alle,
The fire sall never make thee shrink;
And Christe receive thy saule.

If meat or drink thou ne'er gav'st nane,
Every nighte and alle,
The fire will burn thee to the bare bane;
And Christe receive thy saule.

This ae nighte, this ae nighte,
Every nighte and alle,
Fire and fleet and candle-lighte,
And Christe receive thy saule.

Lazlo Woodbine   on 30/08/17 @ 20:59 said:

You should sing this song as well Ian.

A2z   on 30/08/17 @ 21:04 said:

You hum it I'll sing!!

Lazlo Woodbine   on 31/08/17 @ 9:52 said:

Can be found on the Album "Basket of Light" by Pentangle. I also suspect you could find it on youtube.

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