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Title: Tan Hill mid-winter foolishness - 22nd to 24th February
Post by: Oscar's dad on September 25, 2018, 10:02:37 am
I have long hankered after riding up to the Tan Hill Inn and maybe doing some freeze your bits off camping.  Unfortunately I have never been able to take part in any of the rides organised by northern based yacfers but the early afternoon of Friday 22nd February could see me in the environs of Tan Hill and I should have until the Sunday morning so that gives me two nights and all of Saturday for mid-winter fun and games.  I know its a way off but is anyone likely to be about? 

Clearly the weather might bollox the plan but let's see...
Title: Re: Tan Hill mid-winter foolishness - 22nd to 24th February
Post by: sojournermike on September 25, 2018, 12:10:41 pm
In the calendar:)
Title: Re: Tan Hill mid-winter foolishness - 22nd to 24th February
Post by: Oscar's dad on September 25, 2018, 12:16:54 pm
In the calendar:)

Smashing! 
Title: Re: Tan Hill mid-winter foolishness - 22nd to 24th February
Post by: Graeme on September 25, 2018, 07:48:06 pm
Registers interest.
 ;D
Title: Re: Tan Hill mid-winter foolishness - 22nd to 24th February
Post by: Deano on September 25, 2018, 07:49:01 pm
That's spring at Tan Hill :)
Title: Re: Tan Hill mid-winter foolishness - 22nd to 24th February
Post by: sojournermike on September 25, 2018, 10:55:30 pm
That's spring at Tan Hill :)

Thought spring arrived in June?
Title: Re: Tan Hill mid-winter foolishness - 22nd to 24th February
Post by: Oscar's dad on September 26, 2018, 06:21:26 am
That's spring at Tan Hill :)

Thought spring arrived in June?

I’m relieved to hear spring arrives at all on the top of Tan Hill!
Title: Re: Tan Hill mid-winter foolishness - 22nd to 24th February
Post by: fboab on September 27, 2018, 10:50:12 am
Probly. The charm of the landlady is hard to reject.
Title: Re: Tan Hill mid-winter foolishness - 22nd to 24th February
Post by: JonJo on September 27, 2018, 12:44:28 pm
Probly. The charm of the landlady is hard to reject.

Genuine enquiry - is this a joke?
Title: Re: Tan Hill mid-winter foolishness - 22nd to 24th February
Post by: IanDG on September 27, 2018, 12:47:18 pm
Hopefully I'll be living just 'a stones throw' away by February.

Interested :)
Title: Re: Tan Hill mid-winter foolishness - 22nd to 24th February
Post by: sojournermike on September 27, 2018, 01:08:56 pm
Hopefully I'll be living just 'a stones throw' away by February.

Interested :)

Well, it will shorten your winter, but the average is no better...
Title: Re: Tan Hill mid-winter foolishness - 22nd to 24th February
Post by: fboab on September 27, 2018, 01:14:09 pm
Probly. The charm of the landlady is hard to reject.

Genuine enquiry - is this a joke?
She's special, though the pub is/was up for sale, so there may be new staff by then to point and laugh be awed by our foolhardy ways.
Title: Re: Tan Hill mid-winter foolishness - 22nd to 24th February
Post by: Oscar's dad on February 05, 2019, 03:58:58 pm
Very sorry folks, but for me this trip ain't happening at the moment  :'( 

Despite 2019 being our sabbatical year (posh word for temporarily jacking in work) we don't have enough time to do all the things we need to do before we tootle off to French France in May.  Something has to give and this is it.

Sorry again  :-\ :'(
Title: Re: Tan Hill mid-winter foolishness - 22nd to 24th February
Post by: IanDG on February 12, 2019, 07:33:41 pm
Quite alright, I haven't settled in Dumfries yet.
Title: Re: Tan Hill mid-winter foolishness - 22nd to 24th February
Post by: Deano on February 12, 2019, 08:55:12 pm
Yeah, the pub's not going anywhere.
Title: Re: Tan Hill mid-winter foolishness - 22nd to 24th February
Post by: Oscar's dad on February 14, 2019, 11:23:20 am
We may well take a car assisted trip up to Tan Hill the weekend after next as we're in the area.  It's a shame about the cycling but riding up there is still on the To Do list.