Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Sofa Break

My oldest son is now twelve.

Tonight , after I'd done a five mile run/rant with Jo,  he came head torching through the woods and over the churned up grass.

We enjoyed it. The stars were out and after a couple of warmish days, even the mud was drying out.

He's told me to make sure  I force him off the sofa more often.

Sunday, 23 February 2014


I'm still running.

February has been a slow month in more ways than one....... but I'm looking forward to more light, less rain and spring days.

Hopefully it won't be too long.

Buckden Pike

We had a windy walk up Buckden Beck to Buckden Pike, famous for rescued dogs, and memorials to plane crashes.

The walk up the gill is brilliant. It goes alongside a bubbling beck and various beautiful waterfalls. It's a bit of a hidden route, a secret way,  that involves some scrambling and has death defying ledges to negotiate. The water was racing after recent monsoon conditions.

On the way up we stopped at the lead mine. Another place with a good story.

Robert Wilson Day

Usually, through the winter, we headtorch in similar loops on Wednesday nights, but on the 29th of January we decided to pay homage to Robert Wilson instead. We went up Pinhaw Beacon to find his special stone. His story is here.