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
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.