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Help, Hints and Tips on the Wild Yorkshire Way Website


What are Rarely Asked Questions

I frequently get asked 'What is a Rarely Asked Question?' Well, Rarely Asked Questions are obviously far more interesting than the more usual Frequently Asked ones, so I've concentrated on them to make the site far more exciting.

Why are photo uploads limited to 10M?

There has to be a limit, both to save your data allowance and also to avoid using up too much space on my server. If there were no limit, and you were a dodgy user, you could soon clog up my site by uploading huge files, so the limit is 10M. If you want to send me larger files, just get in touch via the feedback form and I'll get back to you.

Why do I have to type in Ian's home county when sending feedback?

This is to prevent feedback from being sent by automated robots trying to spam my site - simply type 'Yorkshire' in this box to enable the feedback

Why do I need to register before I can share my progress on a walk?

You only have to do this once, and it's to try to stop people sharing a walk in your name. It's of course not foolproof, but it's better than nowt!

Why does the mapping and tracking feature only work in the UK?

The Ordnance Survey mapping used on this site covers the UK only. Other walk progress sharing websites may be available for the UK and overseas.

How do I remove my account?

If you want to delete your account, log in using your normal user name and password, then click 'Logout'. You will see a ' Remove' option button - clicking this will permanently delete your account. Any walks you have already shared will however remain, so you should delete these before removing your account if you so wish.This is to prevent feedback from being sent by automated robots trying to spam my site - simply type 'Yorkshire' in this box to enable the feedback

Why is there no comprehensive accommodation guide?

This is intentional, as accommodation changes frequently and it would be almost impossible for me to keep up. There are several good websites available these days where accommodation can be booked online, although this can sometimes be tricky if you are in weak signal areas. A word of warning - we are all aware that pubs are closing down at an alarming rate these days, and the mapmakers at Ordnance Survey have an impossible task keeping up. If you see an inviting 'PH' symbol on an OS map, either on paper or on my site, do not rely on it, unless you know for sure that it is there, or you've called them to confirm. For example, there's still a pub marked at Fridaythorpe on my route, but it's been closed for years. Be warned!

How do I cut down on weight carrying on the walk?

I often carry a tent and camping equipment so I can be flexible in terms of overnight stops, but wild camping is not for everyone, and camping equipment is heavy. I use many techniques for reducing weight, the most obvious one is to simply take less stuff with you. You can read some of my views on this here. I also often use taxis and local bus services so I can stay several nights at the same place on a walk, and sometimes pubs and B & Bs may offer lifts to you so you can leave much of your gear in your room. They benefit if you spend 2 or 3 evenings enjoying their hospitality, so don't be afraid to ask.

Why do I sometimes see photos and other stuff about Barnsley Football Club on here?

Very simple, because I'm a fan and I have been for 50 odd years. However, other football clubs are available!

Why is my question not included here?

Because you've not yet got round to using the feedback form to send me your question. I'll try to answer it as best I can and include it on here, if it's interesting enough. Don't worry, it will be.