Thursday, 23 October 2014

Into the Wild Woods

No views today, sorry. I've been dubbing my boots and am packing my daysack for a walk in the Wild Woods tomorrow with school. I'll have views from here and views from there and cosy plans for half-term as the weekend wends its freedom way from three schools' gates to breakfeasts in bed and pumpkins.

We have two decent mountain expanses here in the Frozen North. I hesitate to call them ranges. Tomorrow I'll be in the Mournes area, though I think we're walking either Tollymore or Castlewellan Forest to break the Year 10s in. We also have the Sperrins and I am thoroughly ashamed to say that, apart from adoring my every high drive through the bleakly spectacular Glenshane Pass, I have never set boot thereon.

Tomorrow will be the first training walk for this year's Bronze Duke of Edinburgh group. I haven't been out on expedition walks since I was teaching full-time. I'm very excited, and have my gloves and hat and waterproofs and spare socks and will have a flask of tea.

I am also wondering if it would be very anti-social to read my book on the bus all the way there and all the way back....

5 comments:

Mise said...

Your bootlaces are those of a femme fatale.

Jane and Chris said...

Slip a book cover from a book (in a very obscure language) onto the book you reading..that should keep natterers away.

Lisa Richards said...

Hope your training walk went well and you had a great day in the outdoors! :)

Betty said...

don't forget your torch and inflatable pillow!

M.K. said...

Read your book! Drink your tea! Enjoy yourself!