I spent most of yesterday doing a 25 mile hike around Yorkshire with a couple of friends in beautiful cold and rainy conditions. It never ceases to amaze me how much distance you can cover on foot when you put your mind to it – and I didn’t even get a single blister!
The route started at a place called Mytholmroyd (which even people who live 10 miles from the place tend not to have heard of) and wound its way around the hills in the area. It finished up at a place called Todmorden a few miles away (it’s a roundabout route). However for the select crazy few there was actually a circular 50 mile route that carried on where our walk ended and finished up back at the start point. Now 25 miles in a day is a bit of a push but is doable without much training, however spending over 20 hours walking across moorland, a portion of that in the dark with the inevitable cold driving rain sounded like a bit too much for my liking!
And besides, I’d been invited over by some friends for dinner on the evening so I had to get back home. That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it! 😉