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    Getting stuck in the bog or sink in knee-deep....

    by iris2002 Written Nov 26, 2006

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    There is - as always on the moor a very high risk of getting stuck or sinking in knee-deep in the mud.

    A few pointers might help.

    NEVER step on "Featherbeds" - these are cushions of a very bright green plant that look like feathers really... hence the name - they are deceaving - and you might end up loosing your balance and hiking boot.

    GOOD PLANTS to walk on are the long light-yellow grasses that look a bit dry and grow in bundles - they are generally safe - but... you need to test your step on them first, as they root underneath is a bump that might kick you off balance as it's rather small.

    Another good pointer is to use paths that the ponies have already tried and tested - you can see them everywhere on the moor and their tracks are a good indication where you can step and where not.

    Related to:
    • Adventure Travel
    • National/State Park
    • Hiking and Walking

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    Walking on the moor???

    by debtravers Written Aug 2, 2006

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    If you are here to walk on the moor., don't forget to let someone know where you will be walking and your estimated return time. The weather changes VERY quickly on the moor and is all too easy to get lost in mist. Mobile phone reception is very dodgy here too so go prepared. Take a jacket even if its warm and sunny. Hope you won't need it!

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