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    Default Any hikers from the UK here?

    Hi all. Live in South West England, wondering if anyone was too? Trips, meet ups etc


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    The British Redcoat and his wife are doing a chunk northbound.
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    Expat from Solihull, West Midlands....
    May catch up with you later in the year, mid July, as I attempt to complete the trail from New York State northbound.
    Best of luck with it!
    Bring your own tea bags, American tea sucks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoofit View Post
    Bring your own tea bags, American tea sucks!
    That's because we threw all of yours in Boston Harbor.
    Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing​ and rightdoing, there is a field. I'll meet you there. --Rumi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miel View Post
    That's because we threw all of yours in Boston Harbor.
    I've never had american tea so I couldn't judge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoofit View Post
    Expat from Solihull, West Midlands....
    May catch up with you later in the year, mid July, as I attempt to complete the trail from New York State northbound.
    Best of luck with it!
    Bring your own tea bags, American tea sucks!
    You can get Tetley in most grocery stores...even here in rural Wyoming! I don't think my parents would survive without it.

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    I live in Somerset and would be interest to know how you traveled to the AT

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    Quote Originally Posted by English Detective View Post
    I live in Somerset and would be interest to know how you traveled to the AT
    After I do my thru, I plan to replicate John Hillaby's trip that he documented in the wonderful book "A Walk Through Britain."

    (I love your part of the island. One of my degrees is in medieval Celtic Studies, with a concentration on the Celtic British.)

    Your own thread has some nice ideas. For those who haven't seen it yet:

    https://whiteblaze.net/forum/show...el-to-and-from
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    While I love the US for it's wide open wild spaces, I miss the UK for public bridleways and hiking paths just about everywhere...always easy to take a short 2-3 mile walk at lunch by the river, or through the fields. Not so much here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by English Detective View Post
    I live in Somerset and would be interest to know how you traveled to the AT
    I'm looking to go, this was more a thing of trying to find people in the UK than on the actual trail. Plan is from my hometown to Atlanta at the moment, whether that changes is another story

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    I live in Ireland but regularly do uk hikes. Just finished wainwrights coast to coast across England that was my favourite so far. Hoping to do the south west coastal path starting in may

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    You see, I want to hike a lot but it's just finding people to with either my friends have different vacation days than me or they're not interested/busy.. :'(

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    Yeah I have my brother and two friends I hike with in UK but if there busy or I'm hiking in Ireland I just hike on my own. I'm happy with my own company and its nice starting and finishing etc when I want to. Having said that it's allways nicer to hike with friends

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    Quote Originally Posted by romanic666 View Post
    Yeah I have my brother and two friends I hike with in UK but if there busy or I'm hiking in Ireland I just hike on my own. I'm happy with my own company and its nice starting and finishing etc when I want to. Having said that it's allways nicer to hike with friends

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    Totally agree, hence why I started this to potentially find more people to hike with and a trail buddy/partner for the AT.. Hopeful, but worth a shot at least. I finally decided on my trail name too..

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    From Denmark, but will start in the end of March, got visa and all done, so just counting down to I get off from work in 277 days

    Thinking of flying to New York as its so expensive to book flights to Atlanta and then take train or greyhound to Atlanta

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    I know it's an old post! But I'm wondering who else is going March / April 2018. .and how you're getting from A2B etc..

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    Going again this year, but will take a plane from Copenhagen to New York and from there to Atlanta

    Will the stay in Atlanta at a random motel near Sandy Springs as I will do supply and all that there

    Then take an Uber or something next morning to Amicalola

    Will go from Denmark the 28. March and start in Amicalola the 30 March

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    Quote Originally Posted by JEgestad View Post
    From Denmark, but will start in the end of March, got visa and all done, so just counting down to I get off from work in 277 days

    Thinking of flying to New York as its so expensive to book flights to Atlanta and then take train or greyhound to Atlanta
    Take the train.

    I have multiple cross country Greyhound trip experience and I've done Amtrak twice from Virginia to NYC after seasons working in Shenandoah NP. The train is an absolute joy compared to the bus.

    You can also take the train all the way to Gainesville and be that much closer to Springer.

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