MY WALKING WORLD David Preston

  

 Last updated 22/09/2016

 
 

Its nearly the end of September and already there is a feeling of Autumn in the air, after my backpacking trip in August along the Cateran Trail things seemed a bit tame so I took myself off last week for an overnight trip on Kinder Scout. I set off from Edale and headed up the path by Ringing Roger, once on the plateau I followed the path anti clockwise around the rim and back to Edale. An 18 mile walk with a wild camp near Fairbrook Naze. Two days of walking in great weather and an interesting time in the storm on the wild camp. Once the tent was up the weather changed dramatically with strong winds, heavy rain and thunder and lightning. I survived the night in my little tent and emerged next morning to a misty start and then another great sunny day. I must say I enjoyed the experience, I was quite snug and dry in my tent but a little apprehensive about the lightning. Great fun though.

A misty start after my night in the storm on Fairbrook Naze on Kinder Scout

Recent Walks on the Walking Summary 2016
           
19/09/16   Cheshire Walk 16120 Nessit Hill and Macclesfield Forest Clear evening 2 miles
18/09/16   Staffordshire Walk 16119 Biddulph Grange and Gritstone Trail with Macclesfield Ramblers Sunny 8 miles
14/09/16   Peak District Walk 16118 Fairbrook Naze to Edale backpacking Misty then sunny 10 miles
13/09/16   Peak District Walk 16117 Edale to Fairbrook Naze backpacking Sunny periods, stormy 8 miles
11/09/16   High Peak Walk 16115 Whaley Bridge and Taxal with Broken Cross Walkers Sunny periods 7 miles
07/09/16   Cheshire Walk 16114 Nessit Hill and Macclesfield  Forest Clear evening 2 miles
06/09/16   Cheshire Walk 16113 Nessit Hill and Macclesfield Forest Clear evening 2 miles
31/08/16   High Peak Walk 16112 Whaley Bridge and Taxal Sunny periods 7 miles
30/08/16   Cheshire Walk 16111 Nessit Hill and Macclesfield Forest Clear evening 2 miles
28/08/16   Cheshire Walk 16110 Langley and Higher Pethills with Broken Cross Walkers Misty then sunny 7 miles
24/08/16   Cheshire Walk 16109 Piggford Moor and Macclesfield Forest Clear evening 3 miles
22/08/16   Cheshire Walk 16108 Nessit Hill and Macclesfield Forest Clear evening 2 miles
21/08/16   High Peak Walk 16107 New Mills and Hayfield with Macclesfield Ramblers Overcast 7 miles
16/08/16   Perthshire Walk 16106 Cateran Trail - Alyth to Blairgowrie Sunny 18 miles
15/08/16   Perthshire Walk 16105 Cateran Trail - Kirton of Glenisla to Alyth Sunny 12 miles
14/08/16   Perthshire Walk 16104 Cateran Trail - Glenshee Outdoor Centre to Kirton of Glenisla Sunny periods 12 miles
13/08/16   Perthshire Walk 16103 Cateran Trail - Easter Dalnabreck to Glenshee Outdoor Centre Sunny periods 16 miles
12/08/16   Perthshire Walk 16102 Cateran Trail - Blairgowrie to Easter Dalnabreck Sunny periods 12 miles
07/08/16   Staffordshire Walk 16101 Timbersbrook and Biddulph Valley Way with Macclesfield Ramblers Sunny periods 7 miles
  The little bus on my walks list means I have used public  transport on my walk. Especially useful now I have a Bus and Senior Rail Pass

This weather forecast is generated by the Met Office Weather Widget

 

Click on the image on the left for photos of my trip across the Knoydart in May of 2014. A wonderful trip and I am looking forward to another in a remote area next year. Probably be in Scotland but you never know, the maps are out

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Walking miles since 2003

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year Total Running total Walks in Year Avg length
2003             43 32 39 11 43 17 185 185 20 9.25
2004 29 48 35 18 44 0 81 13 24 41 37 21 391 576 45 8.69
2005 37 37 29 44 9 35 26 42 7 38 42 13 359 935 41 8.76
2006 36 29 29 20 33 12 77 17 45 44 30 13 385 1320 49 7.86
2007 12 37 67 45 15 30 67 37 52 23 27 10 422 1742 50 8.44
2008 21 39 21 59 15 33 54 9 20 30 10 23 334 2076 38 8.79
2009 35 61 33 0 31 51 102 19 51 37 22 33 475 2551 50 9.50
2010 15 40 35 58 20 61 25 29 16 43 39 23 404 2955 51 7.92
2011 15 40 35 58 20 61 132 86 37 87 87 48 706 3661 96 7.35
2012 60 51 91 34 68 44 70 34 88 99 60 41 740 4401 97 7.63
2013 45 74 87 91 75 71 122 86 71 17 60 48 847 5248 116 7.30
2014 61 69 122 72 84 96 42 87 79 45 88 69 914 6062 120 7.62
2015 35 70 82 75 107 47 107 68 85 61 61 40 840 7002 136 6.18
2016 57 89 71 71 114 53 58 107 41       661 7663 120 5.51
                                 

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