Martin on the TGO Challenge 2017

Martin on the TGO Challenge 2017

Monday, 11 October 2010

Friday 8 October 2010 - A Pootle along The Limestone Way

A Lump of Limestone Way Laggards

Rick and I spent nearly two hours in the car, reaching Bank Top camp site at Fenny Bentley on time at 9.30. 

Here we joined JJ, “Millie” (aka Gill), Viv and Mick, who had all set off along The Limestone Way, starting in Rocester, on Thursday afternoon.

We enjoyed a very leisurely stroll, involving a long tea break at Tissington, a long lunch in a pleasant meadow, and extensive views of a Peak District rather gloomier atmospherically than it had been a couple of days earlier. [A full report on that will follow.]

Our peaceful amble was jolted out of Lassitude when Gayle leapt over a stile from the direction of Grangemill.  Having worked all week, she was exhibiting ‘Saturday morning syndrome’, bouncing around like a demented hairdresser.

Nevertheless, a shortcut was required in order to reach the Miners  Standard at Winster by 4.45pm.  This was fortunate for me, enabling a return home to Timperley in time to change for dinner!

Gayle’s take on the day is here.

My photos, for what they are worth, are here.

And the 21 km route, with 650 metres ascent, taking us a very leisurely 6.8 hours (well, most participants had large packs and encountered much difficulty with the many stiles, and the queues to pass through them created by our large group of seven meant that we took ‘ages’).

Our route - 21km, 650 metres ascent, 6.8 hours

4 comments:

Gayle said...

Interesting to see all 7 of us in that photo at the top. And they say the camera never lies...

Phreerunner said...

Indeed it doesn't, Gayle; that Pacerpole Camera Mount is a wonderful piece of kit, isn't it?

Gayle said...

It is, isn't it? Moreover when you have your Pacerpoles with you!

Phreerunner said...

Oops! I've just checked. I do still have some Pacerpoles with me - they are safely stashed here in Timperley - brilliant equipment, especially the Camera Mount....