This is the line up of this year’s TGO Challenge PreWalkDaunder and you won’t find a more handsome crew. I would hope that we’re a gang that’s slowly getting the hang of walking across Scotland; Between us we have completed over 90 TGO Challenges.
[THE VAIN DAUNDERER CAN CLICK ON HIS OWN PICTURE TO ENLARGE IT]
As it’s a special year for Lord Elpus (it’s his tenth crossing) he has demanded a more testing Daunder to stretch the sinews and exercise the mind. After a bit of head scratching, I remembered a book gathering dust on my bookshelves written by Eric Robson, “After Wainwright,” which describes a 190 miles adventure through the mountains of remote Lakeland. Before any of the Daunderers becomes too alarmed at this prospect, I would add that In the book Robson remembers fondly how Wainwright had described the Outlying Fells as more suitable for the elderly and infirm.
That will do nicely!
I have lifted a chunk of the route and modified it slightly to take in an excellent pub and two pretty good wild camps to make a circular walk centred upon Seathwaite in Dunnerdale. I’ll write more about the adventure later.