Many months have pasted since my last trip to the hills. My work schedule hasn’t been that permissible this year. It’s kind of a hard sell to the wife to be away all week only to come home unpack your suitcase and then pack your rucksack and head back out the door. That doesn’t tend to go down well. But as it happens, the project I’ve been working on has come to an end, so I now have some time to relax and enjoy the outdoors.
I spent the day out in the peak district with a couple of mates. We decided we’d do a 12 mile hike to take in some of the various scenery the peak district has to offer, from dales to Jurassic Park style river valleys. We couldn’t have asked for a better day – blue sky, sun, very warm with a cooling breeze. And because we left early, we had the trails to ourselves for most of the day.
Now I am back home. My muscles ache and my bones are tired. I have missed the outdoors and the hills and mountains specifically. I feel inspired to do more hiking and get back into my outdoor routine.