My fundraising hike up Snowdon is postponed until next year due to the pandemic so nonetheless my training continues. I am raising money for the horticultural charity Perennial as it is a cause dear to my heart. As we did not manage to go up Snowdon due to poor weather when we were in Wales in May, we decided to find somewhere a bit hilly close to home. Kinder Scout is about an hour and a half from home so we planned a route and set off.
We headed south and made it to a path that would take us back into Edale and where our car was parked. The descent made my knees hurt more than I had expected. At one point my legs started to get that jelly feeling and we had to stop and eat some of our snacks to keep our energy up. After only a couple of minutes we were sufficiently recovered to finish our walk.
We got home very tired but very happy. It was a fantastic walk but also an important learning experience. I realised that it was good that Snowdon had been postponed because I am not as ready for it as I had hoped I was. We need to return to Kinder Scout and do Jacob's Ladder again and we have to keep walking. It really matters to me that I achieve this walk.
My justgiving page can be found here: please support me and donate if you can. All the money raised goes directly to Perennial as I have paid for the trip myself.
Stay safe and be kind.
The full story of this quest can be found here