After much faffing, umming and arring I bought a ticket today. Tim, Phil and a few from last year are going. But no way near as many as last year tho, perhaps just half a dozen. Looks pretty similar to last year, and I fancied a couple weeks away from Oxford so went for it.
Assuming that my ankle survives Practice Walk #9 on Saturday Little Richard from work wants to walk up Kinder Scout.
Kinder Scout is the largest hill in the vicinity of here and I think there are some good steep approaches to it. Apparently the summit is a trackless bog upon which numerous internet walking sites claim " ... if it gets foggy up here ( which it is more often than not ) and you don't have a map and compass you will definitely get lost".
I don't think my ankle quite recovered yet but unless I try it out I won't know for sure so this week I have planned Practice Walk #9 in the White Peak area of Cheshire after work, hopefully some of my colleagues will join me.
My sister, Lucy, and her friend April are going on a trekking holiday in Jordan next year. Apparently last year April was in Morrocco and went for a days trek in the Atlas mountains and has been looking for more of that sort of thing to do since.
Another one with the people from work this Thursday. We're planning on walking up the Heights Of Abraham near Matlock, this will be an 8 mile walk so hopefully we'll finish it before it gets too dark. Bob's guide book says it will take 4 hours but he reckons based on last weeks walk this means we'll finish it a 2 and a half hours. I am not sure about that ! We'll see.
We left work at around 1630 hours, Sharron had forgotten her GPS so decided to follow my car to the Starbuck just the other side of Derby where we were meeting everyone else, usually this is a bad idea because I forget people are following me and jump traffic lights leaving them stranded.