25 Feb Long Day Out

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I always thought my Mountain days were behind me following my Stroke. I guess the biggest problem with that thought, was not trusting my body over my mind.

Just before the Second UK Lockdown, you know that bit between Christmas and New Year. Jane booked us on The Old Post Office Campsite at Santon Bridge.

Before the trip I tried to plan a couple of walks from the site using the old OS Map method and info available online. I had convinced myself I could not do a big mountain day and also did not think I could carry winter gear at this point. But planned a few options anyway.

I measured a few walks to see if they were within our capabilities. I wanted a couple of short circular walks but then decided if the snow was not to bad we could walk from Santon Bridge to the National Trust Campsite at Wasdale going up and over lllgill Head. I walk about 6 miles a day with Jake and we have been out for some 12 mile walks this year so I know my body can take it but I really struggled to work out the distance over the Fells but came to the conclusion the walk to Wasdale would be about 8 miles with a walk back of about 9 miles. A long day out but there would

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