Height - 486m (1594ft)
Distance - 9.5 miles – 5 hours
Total Ascent – 781m (2562ft)
I intended to include Green Bell trig to the east, but aborted this plan for lack of time, but its part completion added much descent and ascent that would have been avoided with a simple there and back route to Middleton. This was the longest, and most strenuous walk I have done since my leg infection.
Three hundred yards from the start I thought I had left my waterproof in the car. I left my rucksack trackside and trekked back to the car but the waterproof was not there. Of course I found it back at the rucksack. I then missed Jake’s dog lead which I remembered setting off with round my neck. Jake is now thirteen and acquired this lead when Jill got him as a pup; it is a ragged much used item that claims a good dose of sentimental attachment for Jill, so I felt obliged to track it down. I went all the way back to the car again and found it in the boot. Are “senior moments” just a cliché or have I been doing this sort of thing all my life?