Guy Walks Across Wales In A Straight Line (Attempt #2 Is Here!)

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  1. Barves2125

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    Young British guy decides to walk across Wales in a straight line. Some of the best YouTube content I've come across in a while. Watching all five parts of his journey took over 2 hours but it was highly enjoyable the whole way.

    Taffy Have you seen this before and can you please provide commentary?

    Part one:
     
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  2. Kevintensity

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    I can't walk a straight line after 5pm usually
     
  3. Taffy

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    That's the first I've seen of it. I'm about to go to bed (no dbl) so I'll have a longer look tomorrow, but from what I saw in the first minute he did it maybe 80 or so miles north of where I am.
     
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    I was really hoping for sea mammals when i opened this thread
     
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  6. Cornelius Suttree

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    So much private land would make that impossible in the US. Land area too I guess
     
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    He has no permission to do it so he's constantly walking through people's property and having to hide but the areas he's going through are pretty remote.
     
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    I wouldn't have the balls to walk across some of our least populated states. Had permission to go through a remote part of Montana with a buddy who lived out there and was very sketched out when people rolled up out of nowhere to check us out.

    This is awesome though will watch the whole thing for sure.
     
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    Lemme introduce you to Alaska. We have public land twice the size of the state of Texas.
     
  11. Cornelius Suttree

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    Good for Alaska. Rest of the US isn't anywhere near as accessible to the public as it should be
     
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  13. Emma

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    Have to walk through private "public" land when you trout fish in Wisconsin. Owners (mainly farmers) are fine if you take out what you take in and don't bother anything. Have to trek through bison, cow, and horse pastures regularly without incident.

    Try this in backwoods Wisconsin and your shot or prosecuted.
     
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    It feels like there's some subtext to this post but I'll be damned if I know what it is. Otherwise it's just an odd post but that's fine if that's exactly what it is. Let me know, won't you?
     
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    Tom Coyne walked the circumference of Ireland with golf clubs on his back and played every seaside course in the country.


     
  19. beist

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    Didn’t ted turner attempt to acquire enough land to walk from Canada to Mexico without leaving his property at some point
     
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    Pretty sure it was his people checking us out in Montana. Fucker owns a ton of land in that state.
     
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    This guy's got some other good videos just hitchhiking from France to Croatia called how not to travel Europe. Very enjoyable to watch without the guilt of watching a Bald and Bankrupt video.
     
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    I found him from his GeoGuesser videos. That's the game where you're given a totally random Google Maps Street View and you have to try to guess where on the planet it is. He's really, really good at it but the Wales video series is the best stuff I've watched yet.
     
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    Bup for weekend. I'm telling you guys that you won't regret watching this video series. And now is the time to do it.
     
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    Brought to you by Tourism Wales
     
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  27. Barves2125

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    The series did make me want to visit Wales more than I did before. Wouldn't mind checking out some of the highlands (or whatever they're actually called) he went through. Some very unique ecosystems. Sheep seem to really enjoy them but humans were scarce.
     
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    I've had a few things going on so haven't managed to watch yet - I'll try tomorrow.
    Mid Wales is by far the most rural part of Wales. The beaches on the coast are good, but the centre and east is mostly farming and agriculture land.
    We dont have highlands, so I'll check the video to see where he walks through. I think hes a bit further north than the Brecon Beacons which I can see from my house, but I'll check when I watch.
     
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  29. Taffy

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    Just noticed thread tags :roll:

    Fflewdwr was 7 years ago. Wish time would slow down.
     
  30. Barves2125

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    I felt bad as I tagged that beautiful falcon because I knew I was misspelling his name but I think you understand.
     
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    My only previous knowledge of Welsh town names other than Cardiff came from Newcastle supporters during the Pardew years

     
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    Taffy would know far more about this, but England and Wales have long recognized a “right to roam” at common law. In 2000 parts of it were codified into an actual statute that permits the public to freely ramble across certain uncultivated land. One example of a covered trail is Hadrian’s Path, which follows the remnants of Hadrian’s Wall in northern England, built by the Romans.
     
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  34. Taffy

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    This, plus every fucker hasn't got a gun.
     
  35. Tiffin

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    Yeah, well, who's fault is that?
     
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  38. Bo Pelinis

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    What did Bald and Bankrupt do
     
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  40. Bo Pelinis

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    Man this dude doing this in the U.S. would definitely get shot.
     
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    Watched this over the weekend and thought it was great. What the fuck was he thinking burning his food and blanket?

    :yousoright:
     
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  42. Taffy

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    I am a shit Welshman, so only started watching this afternoon; I've watched 1 whole and 1 half video.

    The scenery is very typically Welsh, lots of walks like that a short distance from where I live. Lots of streams and rivers (mountains + a lot of rain), and very green with lots of sheep.

    I looked at where he crossed, and its 100 miles north of where i am. The guy he meets in the first episode is not Welsh, or at least not educated in Wales - not sure if he meets more people later on?

    I think he overstates the danger of bumping in to someone for dramatic effect, i think most people would be fine once he explained what he was doing.

    I'll try and watch more over the next day or 2.
     
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  43. Barves2125

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    Welsh hedgerows are not to be fucked with.
     
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  44. Bo Pelinis

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    My man just uploaded a new one.
     
  45. Taffy

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    Seeing as this thread was bumped, I'll post some pics I took earlier while on a local hike:
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  47. Barves2125

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    Attempt #2 is upon us!

     
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