Or: How to do a long walk, which is quite a scary thing to do when you (over)think about it.
When you’re visiting a National Park renowned for it’s rugged and sweeping hills, barren moors and mountain scenery, it might not occur to you that some of the most impressive walks might be found in the valleys.
The landscape of the Brecon Beacons is altogether different from the Peaks and, to my eyes, sits somewhere between the grandeur of the Lake District and the rolling hills I’m more familiar with back home.
I experienced almost every type of weather over the 10 miles of this route to the impressive Tower at Alport Castles in the Peak District.
It’s a glorious day, you didn’t need your waterproofs, Yaktrax, walking poles, rucksack or water reservoir for this little day trip into your local National Park. You even know the route well. Everybody you’re with is cracking their best jokes and laughing. You never want this to end! Congratulations, you’re having some Type I fun!
A walk from Castleton to Mam Tor across the length of The Great Ridge.
The voice in my head is an asshole.