This is a personal blog mainly to do with hillwalking things but with other stuff as well.....maybe the odd rant..
Tuesday, 6 September 2016
(Don’t) Get Lost - Read Bondringo
In the vernacular of the vicus attached to the Southern approaches to knipetowers, we’re full o’ busy this week, having a guided walk, plus the reccy wot I did yesterday, a possible, nay, probable splodge down Ash Gill and bits of the River Tyne between Ash Gill Force and Garrigill during which I’m hoping to a) not get bitten by horseflies like wot happened last time and b) not to drown or otherwise get washed away and c) that its fairly warm weather. Friday should be a walk with Dawn followed by an overnight with lamb steaks on a beach somewhere oop Northumberland and Sunday is for shopping and packing for the Beer Trekkin missing link between Todmorden and Skipton with JJ, Dawn and LTD. This should take 3 nights and is likely to end either in the Cock and Bottle or the Royal Shepherd in Skipton. If anybody knows any dog/scruffy hiker-friendly pubs in Todmorden, I’d be pleased to receive appropriate intelligence. In the meantime, out of the blue, I was contacted recently by Matt Hale asking me to review the navigation part of his outsoor website. There’s a link to it below and if you’re interested in learning hill-walking navigation or improving or otherwise revising what you already know, click the link for a look, or, indeed, click on any of the pictures in this post. Bondringo learn navigation I’m leading an 11-Mile guided walk tomorrow starting at Bollihope near Frosterley and views exactly like the one in the picture above will be available. Pretty, innit?
I am a retired NHS Personnel person. All I do nowadays is walk about.
I used to have my pet dog Bruno with me (in the front page pic). he was Superdawg but he died. Now I have Lucky the pup. He's a bit like Bruno, only smaller and more suspicious.