A short post this time round.. low on time but high on blog write-up angst. I went along to an #outdoorbloggers weekend a couple of weeks ago and had a great day of walking (up and around Kinder Scout / Downfall) and a nicely social evening, camping in Nether Booth (Edale area).
There are times when I prefer to be solo out on the hills / trails but I’m gregarious at heart so when I spotted an outdoor bloggers weekend / meet-up being organised, I signed up.
There were four of us as it turned out, the other three having met up on the Friday night (I arrived at the campsite early Saturday morning). But as Zoe and Jenni (organisers of this and other planned weekends) both said: big events often start small. Both they and Allysse were all really friendly and good company for the day’s walk ahead.
Our day’s hike was essentially from Nether Booth to Edale and then up Grindsbrook Clough (I prefer walking up it than down it) to the Kinder plateau. Then a hack across open moor / bog to join (after much meandering.. but with three Hares seen) the path to Kinder Downfall. Then back along the Pennine way to Jacobs Ladder and down to Edale. With off-piste bog trotting, I clocked us having covered a 15 mile round trip. So a solid day out and the pint in The Old Nag’s Head was very welcome!
Zoe and Jenni have lots of ideas about Outdoor Bloggers weekends across different parts of the country and are talking to various organisations. So have a look at the website and jot your name down if you want to be kept in touch.
Here are some of my photos from the day, more over on my Flickr