#Y3Ptraining day 1 – return – Huddersfield Narrow Canal to Milnsbridge

I took photos of the locks on the way back. I will be writing a post with those another day, so for now, you just get one, and a couple of videos.


Footwear:I am still wearing the old faithful Merrel training shoes, my new boots are in the process of being broken in.

Socks: Bridgedale Trekker

Base Layer: Craghoppers Shirt

Mid Layer:  Craghoppers Fleece

Top Layer:  Craghoppers Aquadry Waterproof

Trousers:     Craghoppers Kiwi

Pack:           Craghoppers 15l day sack

At the end of the walk, I am feeling totally knackered. Feet are hurting, and shoulders too. Long hot bath for me.

Total distance 14 miles,

Time taken 4.5 hours

Lessons learned?

Take a spare pair of socks, look for a pack with a waist belt.

Overall the kit I was wearing performed ok. I am sure that I was wearing too much, as there was a wicking tshirt under all the layers. The walk was not overly taxing, so overheating was less of an issue than it could be. For next week I will look to adjust what I wear.

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