Rhythm | Fly Tipping | Hen Party | Daisies | Thirst | Boots | Tan/Mud Lines | Aches
It’s great to be able to start an adventure straight from the front door and find yourself in beautiful surroundings along the way. On June 9th 2018 I decided to go for a walk, a long walk to reach all my favourite locations in the Peak District within a single day. It ended up being something around 46km from home to Castleton, on a much warmer day than anticipated.
Only on one previous occasion in the Yorkshire Dales had I walked near to 45km in a day before and it was hard. Yet I knew I could do it provided I set off early enough and travelled as light as possible. I had also previously walked a shorter route from home to Castleton so I knew most of the paths without having to plan on a map. So with some snacks, not enough water, phone and the trusty Fuji X100F camera off I went and decided to record the changing ground under foot along the way.
My plan was to take the images every 1km as my phone vibrated to sound the siren for another 1km down, however there were times when the ground in between the 1km was more interesting and other times when I forgot and skipped over a km marker point. The points where I was desperately chasing down water, and the final few km of painful jogging are the parts where I forgot images which actually therefore tells the true tale of the my focus during the day. Overall it does make for an interesting way of seeing and remembering the route and reflects the terrain and objects encountered on the way.
Click on any image to see in more detail and read a little about that stage.