Took a walk in the Dales fairly close to home last Sunday to try out another pair of potential boots for the TGO in May. Perfect weather as winter gave one last feeble gasp.
Just a little over 15 miles (24 km) of fairly gentle walking around and over Pen-y-Ghent. I don’t often get around the back of Pen-y-Ghent and it’s a lovely quiet area. Unfortunately I didn’t have time to pop down Littondale to the Queens Arms, a 17th Century Pub, for a pint. My loss, one of the classic Dales pubs.
The weather by all predictions was due to be a wash out but it turned out to be a glorious day with an unexpected dusting of snow on the high ground, just enough for somebody to scrape together the only snowman I’ve seen this winter.
All in all a great days walk to check my trekking legs aren’t suffering from too much winter slumber.
I’ll report back on those boots later, save to say no blisters and dry feet. Things are looking up !