The forecast was for rain all over the country this weekend and if we weren't still waiting to move into our new house we'd have stayed at home in the warm and dry but we thought we'd attempt a walk anyway.
We decided to head over to Saddleworth area and hopefully attempt a couple of walks.
We set off on the Wriggle@Diggle series and after a very short distance we were battling with heavy rain and high winds, it really wasn't pleasant, the views were amazing so we were keen to press on but the walk became hard going so we headed back to the van for coffee and shortbread - yum yum.
We'd spotted an old cache from 2002 along the Pennine Way on Standedge and as it looked a fairly straightforward there-and-back walk of about 3 miles we decided to go for that instead.
Bagging a trigpoint along the way.
|Hard to stand upright on the Dinner Stone|
|Star Wars Postbox topper|
Up bright and early to the sound of rain - doh.
Luckily by the time we'd had our breakfast the rain had stopped and we were able to enjoy a walk along the Huddersfield Narrow Canal from Marsden to Linthwaite and back, a walk of about 6 or 7 miles including a couple of detours. We did the set of Adventure Labs plus a few other caches, including one we'd DNF'd a couple of years ago.
|Standedge Tunnel - Britain's longest canal tunnel!|
It's hard to believe it's the same weekend but the weather is a complete change from yesterday so mid-afternoon we headed back to Pule Hill to do the Adventure Labs there.
And there we go, another weekend over too quickly.
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