Blasted on Bin­sey

Country Walking Magazine (UK) - - Advertising Feature - Neil Arm­strong

What had started out as a quick fam­ily walk up Bin­sey (Cum­bria) in the sun­shine, was quickly spoilt by a flash hail­storm. I’d seen the black clouds rolling to­wards us over the hills, but pressed on re­gard­less, even though I was stupidly not car­ry­ing wa­ter­proofs for my­self or my two girls. With us walk­ing head­long into the teeth of the storm, and with my youngest com­plain­ing that the rain was “spiky”, I be­grudg­ingly aban­doned the at­tempt within sight of the sum­mit. What fol­lowed was a mad dash back down to the car, the lit­tle one now firmly planted on my shoul­ders! Reach­ing the sanc­tu­ary of our warm car, we set­tled our­selves be­fore hav­ing a good gig­gle about what we’d just ex­pe­ri­enced. It didn’t de­ter us re­turn­ing the next day in bet­ter con­di­tions, when we made it to the top to ad­mire the splen­did views.

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