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So what is the best build for the fells? Well for a start you don't want to be too skinny. Not only will you get blown away by the first decent gust of wind but you will also fail to bounce. The fells are not all glorious green curves and well made paths, no siree. Many of them are slippy boggy booby traps whilst others, like Scafell Pike, lack any discernible path and require you to rock hop your way to the summit. You will, inevitably, fall over at some point, and when that happens it's best if you don't have a scrawny skinny backside else you'll probably break something important. The well upholstered posterior will, on the other hand, provide you with a rather more comfortable bouncing experience and leave you with nothing more serious than a few well hidden bruises. But you don't want to overdo the cushioning effect. Some of the sheep proof stiles can be a little on the narrow side and many's the time I've squashed my baps trying to squeeze through, and who wants a squashed egg mayo bap for lunch?
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