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Is it possible to walk from the UK/France to Georgia?

Since you're asking how to get from the UK to somewhere, I'll assume you're an UK citizen. Below you'll find a picture that shows your visa requirements. You have two options: coming from above (...
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Logic of Bivvy Bag for the U.K?

There isn't really a "right" answer here. It depends on how you value comfort vs weight. A tent will be more comfortable. A bivvy will be lighter. If you want a compromise consider getting a ...
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Logic of Bivvy Bag for the U.K?

The variability of the UK weather means that light options can be realistic. Last year I had a week in Scotland sleeping under a tarp in a lightweight sleeping bag, with no rain. Some people use a ...
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Swimming in a river in England or Wales with a right of navigation

Basically, the law on river swimming in England and Wales is a mess. Below the tidal limit swimming is unambiguously legal, provided you access the water from public land. In fresh water, the true ...
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Nice forest 'around' London for a 2 days hike

It is illegal to wild camp in England outside of Dartmoor. A lot of our woodlands are privately owned. It maybe relaxed in places, as in, people get away with it, but you might find that harder down ...
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Is it possible to walk from the UK/France to Georgia?

For the sake of completeness I would like to add that flying might actually be the cheapest option for you. While it sounds like an amazing adventure, walking takes a lot of time, and you still need ...
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Logic of Bivvy Bag for the U.K?

When I was younger and doing more long hikes, my routine was normally two nights camping, one night in a Youth Hostel. Especially if I needed to plan ahead. On average, you're very likely to get rain ...
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Logic of Bivvy Bag for the U.K?

I had my first night in a bivvy bag about 5 years ago (just below freezing point overnight, Scottish Highlands, tent adjacent in case I decided to bale out!) and since then it is my first choice, even ...
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Logic of Bivvy Bag for the U.K?

In my experience you can definitely have multiple wet days in England and Scotland. Since you asked for citing weather records: according to wikipedia Dundee has about 12 rainy days a month in July/...
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Nice forest 'around' London for a 2 days hike

If you really want to camp I would recommend the New Forest as there are lots of campsites there and plenty of walking for at least a weekend. The problem is most of Southern England is pretty much ...
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Nice forest 'around' London for a 2 days hike

You won't find enough continuous forest for what you want in southern England. But (about 20 years ago) I walked and wild camped (actually bright orange bivvy bags) a fair stretch of the south downs ...
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Swimming in a river in England or Wales with a right of navigation

I'm not a lawyer, and I'm not a Brit, but I've found two articles that strongly suggest that swimmers can travel along a river or portion of a river designated as having a Right of Navigation. ...
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Nice forest 'around' London for a 2 days hike

re Epping Forest: Epping Forest is quite thin... plus it's near enough urban areas (Essex, eek!) that I'd be slightly concerned about being beaten up by urban Yoof, and/or laughed at, as I approached ...
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Largest protected forest (ancient woodland) in England?

According to Wikipedia, the largest ancient woodland is the "Windsor Great Park" (1777 Ha) :) However, this one doesn't really fit into your description, does it? The next biggest woodland is King's ...
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Logic of Bivvy Bag for the U.K?

I don't have experience in hiking or camping in England or Scotland, but after reading the first two answers, I want to offer a "Best of Both Worlds" way of thinking about your question. ...
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What baby fish is this? (UK)

Apparently they could be Sand Eels or Sand Smelt.
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