You are welcome to participate in the Forum, to air your views and comments about any aspect of the Hardys.
All you need to do is e-mail me (see the Contact Page) with any comments on any aspects of the Hardys, and I will post them here, just adding your name and home area. Below are a few topics which you might find interesting - e-mail me about these, or about anything else which might be related to Hardys in any way at all:
- Hill Range Inclusion Criteria: necessarily subjective, do you agree with the criteria I use in the book?
- Inaccessible Hardys: do you know any "inaccessible" Hardys? - not the difficult to climb type (likeSgurr Alasdair!), but on "no entry" private land or the like, eg, from memory or visit notes: WIGHT, ISLE OF (radar station); LONDON, GREATER (property grounds); MYNYDD EPPYNT (unexploded devices!); MIDLANDS, WEST (comms tower) and HOLY ISLAND [LINDISFARNE] (castle wall on top of vertical rock face - which you could climb with pitons/ropes I guess?) - all of which could be accessed with permission (except for MYNYDD EPPYNT, this one just needs a penchant for taking risks!)
- Your Local Hardy: what is your nearest Hardy? - Have you visited it? - Is it in good nick?! - Is it scenic? If it's an administrative area Hardy, why not tell the council about it - they could feature it in promotional literature etc as part of their leisure services remit. If there's a problem with it, and it's on a Right of Way, report it - to the council or the Ramblers. Do you lead walks, if
so include it on one. Does it have any unusual features? - let us know. Keep an eye on it, enjoy it, look after it!
- Resolving Hardy Queries: Annex N of the Book lists 7 Hardys (4 asterisked, 3 more in the notes), apart from the 7 urban Hardys, the location of which has not yet been finally resolved ( either more than one candidate, or difficult
to examine the contours, in the case of LEWISHAM and SOUTHWARK). Can you help (stating how you did it!)?
- Identifying Urban Hardys: any ideas how to identify the location of the High Points of BLACKPOOLand 6 inner London Boroughs (Hardys 336-342)? - or propose the locations and how you did it! The same applies to the newly identified Hardy, PORTSEA ISLAND
- Multi-trig Summits: anybody know of another summit (a Hardy or otherwise) with more than one triangulation pillar on
its summit area, apart from Ward's Stone (High Point of the Forest of Bowland)?
Please follow the procedure on the Contact Page if you wish to address any suggestions, comments or queries specifically to me.