Archive for June 28th, 2012

June 28, 2012

From one end of the country to the other

by backpackingbongos

It was meant to be simple.  Four days off work in a row, head to the Highlands.  Days spent walking the sun-kissed hills above Rannoch Moor, high level camps to watch the sunset.

It has not worked out like that.

The mountain forecast is one of mist and low cloud and on the damp side.  Not worth the effort and cost of the 750 mile round trip.  Damn it, it seems like you can’t make any outdoor plans this summer.

Currently Dartmoor is looking appealing weather wise (relatively speaking compared to other hill areas) and I have not backpacked there for years.  Off tomorrow morning for three days on the north moor and hopefully two remote wild camps.  Reuben the mountain staffy is in for a treat.

Knowing my luck, as I head south the weather peeps will decide that it will be lovely up north after all and I will be on Dartmoor inside a cloud…………..