So after spending 5 nights up on Kinder Scout in all the best and worst British weather can throw at me – somehow I’ve managed to pull this video out of the hat in less than 3 weeks!
Encountering ferocious winds, heavy rain, deep bogs and swamps, getting lost on the summit (forgot my map and compass), sweltering in the heat, sheltering in a tent or bivouac, countlessly wandering around and up and down – putting this video together has taught me two things….
One, Kinder Scout is a helluva place to get lost on or wish to explore (blogcam HERE). Make no doubt about that. It’s morbid one minute and alien the next. It’s not just two faced in it’s character – it’s an untrustworthy individual full stop – who’ll stab you in the back not long after smiling in your general direction!
And two, despite the ups and downs, I’ve actually enjoyed spending so much time up on this high, exposed moorland! I can honestly say I know more about Kinder and it’s characteristics from the last 2 weeks than I’ve picked up over several years and visits.
Kinder Scout – it’s like Marmite. You love it or hate it. There’s no inbetween.
Me? I’ve been swayed by it’s dark side and now (only now) love the place.
Oh well, there you go – we all live and learn, eh?