The Road goes ever on and on; Down from the door where it began;
Now far ahead the Road has gone; And I must follow, if I can;
Pursuing it with eager feet; Until it joins some larger way;
Where many paths and errands met; And whither then? I cannot say.

[JRR Tolkien, Lord of the Rings]

Tuesday 30 December 2008

Many People, all in one place

I do believe that today I saw more people on one hilltop than I have ever seen before.

That may be because we have a bit of a habit of visiting hilltops in poor visibility and thus even if there were hoards of people surrounding us, we wouldn’t see them. Or maybe the poor weather puts people off.

Today we had fantastic weather. Indeed, it was purely on the basis that the forecast looked too good not to go for a walk that we got up at an early hour and drove for 3 hours to amble along a ridge that has long been on my ‘want to walk it’ list.

Apparently everyone else in Britain who owns a pair of walking shoes had thought the same thing. Great minds think alike.

More to follow…


Hmm, is that a halo around my head?


  1. The Glyders?
    Cnicht would have been quieter!

  2. Not Wales, although I did comment at one point during the day that Wales would have been nearer and quieter.

    No, we went all the way to the Lakes to share our day with hundreds of other people.