Hello from MK

Discussion in 'Intros & Welcomes' started by Iain, Oct 9, 2018.

  1. Iain

    Iain Day Walker

    Hi,

    I've been a member of the forum for a while, but never really post anything. Thought I'd finally say hello.

    I'm based near Milton Keynes after moving from Scotland 3 years ago. My hobbies of landscape photography, hill walking and wild camping have taken a hit since that move, but I try my best to get out to Snowdonia as often as I can. I'm also looking to start exploring the Lake District as well.

    I've learned a lot from this forum over the last couple of years, so hopefully I can contribute something in return.


    Cheers,

    Iain
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  2. Dave Vaughan

    Dave Vaughan Moderator Staff Member

    Hi Iain, welcome along :)
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  3. fluffkitten

    fluffkitten Thru Hiker

    Hello. :)
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  4. Tartanferret

    Tartanferret Section Hiker

    Hello Iain and welcome to the forum :)
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  5. Bopdude

    Bopdude Section Hiker

    Hi and welcome aboard :)
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  6. JKM

    JKM Thru Hiker

    Welcome to TL.

    i grew up leighton buzzard quite near to MK and spent a lot of time there in my youth.
    The Dunstable downs, ivinghoe beacon and the Ridgeway all evoke happy memories for me. Are there any wild camping opportunities down there these days?

    At least you are reasonably located to access the lakes etc.

    As an aside I know that MK is frequently mocked but I remember it as a place of glorious ideals, open space for all, public works of art, a utopia in the making.
    Did you see the BBC4 documentary broadcast last year to celebrate 50 years?
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  7. Iain

    Iain Day Walker

    I have never tried wild camping locally. I did get the train to Tring last year and went for a wander around Ivinghoe Beacon and Ashridge forest. It was extremely busy though and I don't think I would ever choose to camp there. Although I'm sure it would be possible to find a decent spot.

    MK isn't too bad, it takes a bit of getting used to the unusual set up of the centre, but it is surprisingly green with plenty of parks and lakes. That was quite unexpected.

    I actually live in a small village about 15 minutes outside MK and work away from home, so I don't have much to do with MK other than going there to catch a train for a wild camping trip :)
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