Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Lingmoor Fell

Today we headed up to the Lakes for the first time this year.  We stopped off at Lake Windermere so Pegz could take a few arty photos of the sun coming up.  Then we continued on to Elterwater.  The temperature was -3 when we parked up, a lovely hard frost, clear skies and the sun was shining - perfect conditions for fell walking.

I've had a Gopro for a few years and tend to use it on and off, drempels gave me a very useful head strap for Christmas which makes it much easier to use while out walking.  So I thought this year I'd make more effort to film some of our adventures and actually do something with the footage.  I've got clips dating back years that I never get round to doing anything with. We have loads of 8mm camcorder footage from the 90s which would be great to convert to digital.  Anyway I thought I'd make more effort this year to put our videos onto our Youtube channel.

Our first Wainwright of the year!

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Happy New Year!

We had to take our daughter over to Sheffield last night for a New Year's Eve party so decided to bring in the New Year in Castleton and then have an early morning walk before collecting her.  When we woke up it was pouring with rain so decided to head home sooner, we grabbed a cache for the day in Hope on the way to Sheffield and then on the way back it started to sleet then snow so when we arrived home we didn't hold out much hope of a walk.  We'd only been home about half an hour and the weather started to brighten up so we grabbed our caching bags and headed back out the door.

We headed back to Tockholes to bag a few more of the LEGEND caches on the Witton Weavers Way - this is getting addictive   Incidentally, after looking at our stats for a Year in Review blog we saw that we found more caches in the month of December than any of the other months in 2016 - this is down to the quality of the caches that we've found and the walks being in such great areas and all pretty much a stone's throw from home.
Bridge fail

Anyway today we walked 5 miles at Roddlesworth Reservoir.

Last year I completed the Country Walking Magazine Walk 1000 miles challenge and clocked up over 1500 miles of walking over 2016.

I'll be doing the challenge again this year and hope to do 2000 if I can.  I got off to a good start today and managed 5 miles.  If you're interested in doing the challenge you can sign up here.