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.