A stunning day with temps creeping into double figures threatened to be a bit on the warm side so I set off early to get a long-ish one in.
Parking at High Down we set off up the track between Arms and Brat Tors, skirted the Dunnagoats and picked up the old railway track to Kitty Tor. It has been about a couple of years since I've been to Great Kneeset so we cut down the side of Amicombe Hill and slogged through to clarts for some cool views over the West Okement valley.
From here we made for Black Ridge and stopped for a couple of minutes to chomp a banana and a quick photo.
Cut Hill beckoned so we carved a way through the peat hags, stopping for a photo at the strangely gravestone-like Guide Stone.
From here it was a blast down to Fur Tor and on to Sandy Ford where I noticed the sole of my Walshes parting company. This was just about put-up-withable until I started to trip over in big clown shoes stylee at Chat Tor. Not having barefooted it so far this year it seemed like a good time to start so it was over to Brat Tor and down to the Lyd as nature intended.
Having made a firm decision weeks ago to get another pair of PBs I ordered a pair of Salomon Ultra 2s from Pete Bland's runnist emporium in a shade of blue best described as 'gopping'
Review to follow.