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Discussion Forum - Events - 3 Rings of Shap 2016


Author: John Pennifold
Posted: Mon 20th Jun 2016, 9:43
Joined: 1996
Local Group: London
As planned, Fiona and I came up for the weekend. We had booked into the Greyhound Inn, Shap but found out on the Wednesday night that it had permanently closed! A lot of last minute phone calls found us a nice B&B in Orton. We did ring 3 on Friday then ring 2 on Saturday. We had some problems with overgrown footpaths on 2, where we couldn't take the permissive route in the RD. Also problems with cows. At one stage about 10 'teenage' cows ran towards us from the far end of a large field. We couldn't risk them not stopping so climbed over the nearest fence. I am becoming increasingly worried by cows and we did some other deviations to avoid them. Also in one field, a ram didn't like us and did the warning foot-stamp; I thought that he was about to butt us, but he stopped when we moved away from his corner.
Author: David Findel-Hawkins
Posted: Mon 20th Jun 2016, 8:58
Joined: 1980
Local Group: Beds, Bucks and Northants
At least four people did Ring 3 on Saturday. Was anyone else out doing one or more of the rings?
Author: Hilary Julia Farren
Posted: Wed 6th Apr 2016, 14:57
Joined: 1999
Local Group: East Lancashire
I am also disappointed that this has been cancelled, it really is a lovely event and it's a shame it's not going ahead this year. Will it be run again?

Like Simon, I have wondered whether it is too soon after the hundred. It might possibly attract greater numbers if it was a little later in the year?

Many thanks to Cumbria group for organizing it over the years, I have enjoyed the Rings, although haven't always been up to the challenge of leaving Shap Village Hall for a third time!
Author: Simon Pipe
Posted: Tue 5th Apr 2016, 22:54
Joined: 2006
Local Group: Heart of England
Disappointing to hear 3 Rings has been cancelled. I was seriously looking at entering for the first time this year - but waiting to see how I got on at the Marshal's 100, having had knee trouble. My legs certainly wouldn't recover from the main event in time for the 3 Rings - perhaps others are similarly wary and that is a reason that entries have been low?
Author: John Pennifold
Posted: Sun 3rd Apr 2016, 22:44
Joined: 1996
Local Group: London
In the past few days we received notification that the event for this year has been cancelled.
As Fiona & I have already made our plans including B&B, we thought that we will still travel up to Shap on that weekend and attempt the 3 rings unsupported.
If anybody else is still interested in doing the walk, let me know and we can arrange to meet up.
We probably won't do the 3 rings in one go, but spread them over two days.
Author: John Pennifold
Posted: Thu 17th Mar 2016, 16:06
Joined: 1996
Local Group: London

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