Last weekend, it was good to get out on a hike for the first time in a while.
This wasn’t the greatest hike ever. It started from and touched upon some familiar territory but also covered new ground. We walked through the small village of Heyshaw (No unauthorised turning!) and found an extremely well placed bench for lunch.
We walked past Dacre Banks cricket pitch (Where I once scored a defiant 27) and within sight of Glasshouses cricket ground (Where my nephew had what would’ve been his first ever wicket… dropped!). Oh! Of course we were right next to Pateley Bridge cricket pitch too (Where I was adjudged LBW for 1 off the last ball of a T20 game!).
The hike covered about 10.5 miles and included bumping into a couple who weren’t dressed for hiking and were lost. Now this wasn’t exactly the wilds. We were on somebody’s property at the time and you could see the main road. Having binged on missing hiker channels on YouTube though… you have to be careful and prepared!
My friend and I survived and roll on the next one!