Back in the depths of Justafterchristmas when nights were cold and I still had a small supply of Dad's Christmas Whisky (now all used up, sadly...) I planned my 2009 events. This included a long walk to be taken in August. I'd no idea where at the time.
Then, in a blinding flash of flashing blindness it suddenly occurred to me to walk across the length of Cumbria (by that, I mean up , as opposed to across) keeping as high as possible (in terms of altitude, I won't be taking drugs) and a brief examination of some maps indicated that just such a walk was technically possible.
And so, I worked out a route from Millom to Bowfell to Dunmail raise to Helvellyn and Threlkeld and then over the top of the back O' Skiddaw to Caldbelck and thus by roads and lanes to Bowness on Solway.
Then I forgot about it.
Then I remembered it and had a sinking feeling.
Then I bought train tickets to Millom.
Thirty-two of your Queen's Pounds.
I start on the tenth of August.
I have much planning to do, though. And as I have this bloggy thing here, I might as well record the planning.
The first thing is food....
I'm now thinking about food.
In the meantime, over the next two days, I have two walks planned.
After that I'll do the food thing.
Actually, I'm a bit hungry as it happens....