As those of you who are outdoors bloggers will know, you are sometimes asked to review outdoors / hiking kit and occasionally books. This was a first for me: staying at a great hotel in a lovely part of the world – and it was dog friendly too!
I went on a walk last Sunday with my ‘Butterley Booters‘ compadres which was remarkable for two reasons:
(1) Brodie came in the car with me / us on the 90 minute journey to get there. Which is a personal best for her, as her younger ‘barf zone’ limit was around 45 minutes. I’d stopped trying longer trips with her but I’m glad to say she made it there and back with her dignity (and stomach contents) intact.
(2) We started from (and ended at) Brimham Rocks. Somewhere I’ve never been. “Really? Never? Really?” Jenny and Taru both asked when they first mentioned a walk there. The Rocks are a real geological magnet for tourists and walkers alike. They had passed me by though. I’m glad to say I’ve seen them now.
So, I did the Yorkshire 3 Peaks challenge, which only a few weeks ago I was genuinely doubting I’d be capable of doing. Go me. And Go all those other people who walked for between 10 to 12 hours (on average) to meet personal goals or raise money for the charity of their choice. And to get out into the … Keep reading >