This was definitely a walk with a small ‘w’ not a Walk or even a Hike – This weekend was meant to include a day up Scafell Pike but that was postponed so I could attend the management meeting for Mikron Theatre Company.
So to keep my hand in (and my vague sense of healthiness up) I did an early morning two and half hours or so walk up Marsden’s Wessenden Valley then along part of the Pennine Way past Swellands and Black Moss reservoirs.
You can see some of my route here.. I played around a bit again with the Viewranger GPS app and also the socialhiking service.
But I’m getting something wrong as the beacon was set to broadcast my GPS every 10 minutes and give a full picture of my route.. it doesn’t actually show that on the map of the walk though. Hmm. And The tweet I did with my socialhiking hashtag (one I set for the hikes) worked well via the web service but the lack of 3G cover (or basic phone signal sometimes) on the moors meant it wasn’t displayed where I actually took the photo and tweeted.
Okay, enough about tech stuff, but its funny – on the one hand I like the solitude of walking and this year’s hikes have been about my desire for head space. On the other hand, I’m a terminal geek and I tweet / check-in and photo each and every walk. Conflicted or what. As my geek and gregarious side is winning out, I’ll keep trying out the two services. Sorry 🙂
- Crowden to Marsden – Pennine Way (mountainleadertraining.wordpress.com)