|Terra Nova Solar Competition 2 on Wolfscote Hill|
I’m absolutely shattered from my latest trip out into the Peak District – thanks in part to a recent heatwave never mind the mileage covered. I can hardly keep my eyes open as I type.
|View to Monsal Head|
Anyway, it was a very productive visit for me and I’m really pleased I persevered on days where I felt like packing up and going home. Windless evenings didn’t help matters either – the insect kingdom were out in force and desperately seeking blood. Consequently, I’m covered in bites which are still itching now.
It was also the first time I’ve taken the new Terra Nova Solar Competition 2 tent out for a spin.
A 2 person tent which weighs around 1.2 kg’s and has 2/4 season capability – we’ll see on the latter over the coming weeks and months – but so far, it’s proved to be an impressive tent. I’m no fan of front facing porch shelters but I soon got used to it.
I was thankful for the all mesh door and decent venting options, too – a particularly clever one can be found at the rear. But more on such details in due course – definitely a shelter to consider I’d say.
Other than that, there’s not much to tell really – I walked, camped and filmed. All day, every day for 6 days. All food required was packed and lugged about – I just didn’t want the hassle of heading for urban areas for supplies preferring to stick it out in the hills and dales of the White Peak. I also paid the Bakewell Show a visit – one of the best agricultural events I’ve ever been to. Loved every minute and ended up staying there longer than I had planned.
However, I have to switch my mind and focus to the here and now – I’m working on a few exciting video projects (including a mini-documentary concerning Kinder Mountain Rescue and a walking video) all of which will be revealed in the next few weeks.
So, it’s back to the maps for me as I plan for another 6 day trip in the Peak Park – this time heading for the more remote high moors to the north….