Friday, 18 October 2013

#30 Barton Hills - Hills, Hoo's and Hoe's

12.93 Miles
393 Metres 

Great Day for a walk, not raining, not hot, not cold just a bit grey.  The day didn't start the greatest due to some road range, sign language and a burst of anger.  So relaxing in the hills was the best antidote!  Earlier in the year I did a 10 mile walk from Barton-Le-Clay round Pegsdon and back again along the Ickneild Way.  Needing a few more hills, I decided to follow the same walk with but with a walk up the Pegsdon Hills and back down again.  This side 'loop' had no other reason than to climb a hill, it makes no logical route sense and didn't get me any 'further' away.

Pegsdon Hills
The first 3 miles is along the base of the escarpment (that makes it sound higher!) following the John Bunyan Trail.  It's pretty flat countryside, with the added bonus of the Hexton Tea rooms.  A cross between a tea room, gift shop and bring and buy sale.  As it was only 1.5 miles into the walk I couldn't really stop, plus I'm on a diet, plus it was shut!

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Challenge Update

All in all a good September, I got up in the hills so the ascent totals got a bit of a nice boost.  Also got to a few new (ish) places which is always good.

September - 71.40 miles and 4129 metres ascent.

August - 62.63 miles and 913 metres ascent.

July - 16.24 miles and 258 metres ascent.

June -  82.05 miles and 1063 metres ascent.

In the last four months I have done more miles than the preceding eight.  The walks are getting a longer too, with more and more in double figures.  The hard bit now is keeping it going through winter.  October could be tough too as I'm scheduled to do 288 hours at work, leaving not much time to wander.