Saturday, 17 July 2010

Too Busy

Well the summer is whizzing past in a blur of commitments and DIY. We did manage one night in the tent last month. The evening was well on when we were finally walking up Deepdale after leaving the car at Bridgefoot.

We were hoping to camp in Link Cove. This is a beautiful place and if the beck closest to Greenhow End is followed up past the waterfall there is a lovely slab with the water running down the edge. After weeks of little rain we decided to carry water up from the main beck just in case. As it happens there was still a trickle flowing. The places to camp were limited as any flat ground was boggy. luckily we found a place that , although not flat, had a super view and sun rise into the tent door.

After our usual breakfast of pre made weetabix alpen and powdered milk we were off up the back of the cove onto Greenhow End. There was no one on the summit of Fairfield and we met only one on the summit of St Sunday crag.

A descent to the valley was made via Gavel Pike and Lord's Seat.

Some of the rest of my time has been spent converting a Citreon Relay panel van into a camper van . Before :-


Martin Rye said...

Nice wild camp spot. That is some conversion job on the van you have done there

Greg said...

Thanks martin. It was after my wife borrowed my neo air on this trip and you recommended the Ether e lite that i got one. Looking forwards to trying it.

Maz said...

Really, really interesting post on the Van. We've got one too but it was clearly not our own conversion! I used it this year as a base to explore the Dark Peaks around Kinder Scout. Love my Van. Post on 3 weeks touring Europe in it coming up shortly...

Greg said...

Maz, thanks for the comments. I like my van but would not advise doing it as it takes forever! Look forwards to reading about your trip. As a maiden voyage we drove from Santander to Dunkirk. The photos in the Pyrenees on the blog were taken then.