Alex Holden (alex_holden) wrote,
Alex Holden

There and back again

I want to get fitter. While at Odyssey I stayed at a hotel about a mile and a half away from the main hotel, and mainly walked between the two. Together with walking around the convention, I reckon I walked about 20 miles during the con (not to mention dancing in the ceilidh!). Not that impressive really, but a lot more than I've managed recently. Interestingly, my dodgy knee complained less than I expected.

When I got back home, I decided I would like to start walking more. As a first step I pottered up to the Singing Ringing Tree and back early on Wednesday morning (it's a couple of miles up a steepish hill from where I live).

That went well - climbing the hill hardly tired me at all (that's a big improvement over the first time I walked up there, before I lost a lot of weight) and my knee coped fine with the descent. My next step is a walk I've been promising myself for about a year: Pendle Hill.

(photo taken through one of the pipes of the SRT)

The weather looks ideal. I've dubbined my walking boots and made a packed lunch. In about half an hour I plan to drive to Barley and then follow this route up Pendle.
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