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Public huts to stay overnight around UK
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These are known as bothies. A bothy is a basic shelter, usually in a remote location. They are unlocked, and available for anyone to use, free of charge. There are many different styles and sizes of ...

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Is London's Greenwich park free?
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For another place to see the meridian, you could go to Peacehaven, near Brighton. This is where the meridian meets the south coast of England. The meridian is marked by a monument, at the top of the ...

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Parts of Scotland without sheep
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It is not just sheep - in many parts of Scotland, the main problem is overgrazing by deer. Especially in the highlands - much of the land is owned by shooting estates, who want to maintain high ...

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Is there a POI file with lat/long of mailboxes in the EU?
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There are a lot of postboxes and post offices mapped in OpenStreetMap. Coverage and accuracy may vary, but I think it is generally pretty good for most of Western Europe. Considering just how many ...

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Are Ginkgo trees in Japan rare and if so, where can I find them?
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You could visit the biggest Ginkgo biloba tree in Japan. It is the Kitakanegasawa no Ichou. It has a girth of about 22m, and is estimated to be over 1000 years old. In terms of girth, it is probably ...

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Why is self-catered accommodation in the United Kingdom apparently only per week?
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I think much of this is due to the work involved. Whenever someone leaves the cottage, it has to be cleaned and prepared for the next guests. Then you have to arrange to meet the next guests, and pass ...

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Alternative route for the shut down Harwich - Esbjerg ferry route by car
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There are several freight ferries across the North Sea, operated by DFDS, including between the UK and Scandinavia. Routes include Immingham (near Hull) to Ejsberg (Denmark), Brevik (Norway), or ...

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What sort of cooking gas do they sell on the Scottish west highland way?
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For small gas cylinders for camping stoves, the main question is the fitting on the top. They all contain a similar sort of fuel, usually a mixture of butane and propane. Some may have different ...

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What items are forbidden to take when traveling to the US that would be OK in most other countries?
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Haggis is prohibited. Traditionally haggis is made with sheep lungs, which have been banned from food in the USA since 1971. There have recently been calls to end this ban, see a report from The ...

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How do I access bicycle lockers at UK train stations?
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At many smaller stations, the bicycle lockers are essentially unmanaged. It is just a metal box, you turn up, put your bike in, then put your own padlock on the door. Lockers at Blantyre station. ...

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In England, which pay-as-you-go SIM credit never expire, or have the longest expiration?
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For Giffgaff, regular top up credit does not expire. It lasts indefinitely, so long as your account is active. To keep the account active, you do have to use the phone occasionally. ie make at least ...

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Where can I swim with the dolphins in the Eastern USA?
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If you are concerned about the care of dolphins, don't go swimming with them. Whale and Dolphin Conservation have an article about the Issues with swimming with dolphins. Dolphins are very ...

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Why India city names on Google map and other maps only show English?
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For OpenStreetMap, objects can have several different tags for the name. The simple tag name is for the common, local name. They can also have tags for the name in other languages, using the ISO code ...

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Are there European equivalents of "Route 66"
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One option is the North Coast 500. It is a new route, being promoted as Scotland's answer to Route 66. It is 500 miles (800 km), starting from Inverness, and following the coast around the north ...

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Travelling with a car from London to Orkney Islands
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There is a ferry from Aberdeen to Kirkwall (Orkney) and Lerwick (Shetland), operated by Northlink Ferries. It calls at Kirkwall three or four nights a week. Northbound, it is not really overnight - ...

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Direct bus at 4pm from Edinburgh airport to Dundee on the 17th May.?
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There aren't any direct buses or trains from Edinburgh Airport to Dundee. Any journeys will involve at least one change somewhere. For travelling by bus, the quickest and cheapest option would ...

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Restroom facilities near Saint Chad's Well (Sacred Spring in England)
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From checking Great British Toilet Map, the nearest toilets to St Chad's Well appear to be: Marks Gate Cemetery, open Summer (April - September): 08.00 - 18.30 / Winter (October-March): 08.00 - 16.00,...

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Which European cities are connected by convenient night boat?
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Not exactly between cities, but there is an overnight ferry in Scotland, sailing from Aberdeen to Lerwick, in Shetland. This is operated by NorthLink Ferries, and takes about 12 hours, or 14 hours if ...

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What is the most cost effective way to get turn-by-turn navigation in the UK?
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If you currently have a GPS device, you may be able to load OpenStreetMap based maps on it for free. eg this is possible for most models of Garmins. For getting OSM maps on a Garmin, easiest to use ...

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How to find accommodation that is not listed in booking websites?
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You could try Wikivoyage. It is a travel guide that anyone can edit. Coverage can vary, some places are very detailed and up to date, others not so much. Depends on whether anyone has been there and ...

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How to create an online map showing a travel itinerary?
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You could try uMap. This is a free tool, based on OpenStreetMap. It lets you add markers on the map, or you can draw lines, or polygons. It has plenty of options for customisation, you can change the ...

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Ocean view east of Edinburgh
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North Berwick is a nice wee town. Its easy to get to from Edinburgh, about half an hour on the train. Or a bit longer by car, depending on where in Edinburgh you are starting from. If you are ...

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Getting from Edinburgh Airport to Linlithgow with lots of luggage
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An easy option is the tram and a train. The tram stops just in front of the airport, with departures every 10 minutes. Take the tram to Edinburgh Park station, where you can change onto the train. ...

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Travel to Scotland over Christmas & New Years: are hiking & outdoor activities right out?
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In Scotland in the winter, you can get all sorts of weather. It might be mild and damp, or freezing cold, or blizzards, or some mixture of these. But if the weather is nice, the highlands can be ...

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Searching a trekking route near Edinburgh
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There are a variety of walking or trail running routes in the Edinburgh area. Some options include: Pentland Hills are a range of hills to the south of the city. They include plenty of paths on a ...

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Where can we get fuel for a MSR stove in Oslo?
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You could look for Aspen fuel. This is essentially a brand of petrol without additives, so it should burn a lot cleaner. So less problems with the stove clogging up, and much less toxic emissions. It ...

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