Another First-Timer

A couple of weeks ago, it was Tilly’s first time backpacking. This weekend was my friend Kim’s.


Kim does lots of walking but has never wild camped before, and has been wanting to have a go and see what we all enthuse about.


We couldn’t have chosen a more idyllic weekend for a first trip!


Superb views, superb weather, a bubbling stream nearby,


and pleasantly cool as it neared sunset.


A heavy mist rolled in overnight, but by breakfast time the next morning the sun was making a nice job of burning it off.


A rather warm 10 mile walk home.


Passing some local landmarks on the way.


I think she enjoyed it.


Maybe she’ll do it again.



About chrissiedixie

Love being out on the moors and mountains, backpacking, dogs, travelling generally. Favourite place in the world - Yosemite National Park. Retired teacher and ex Mountain Rescue Deputy Team Leader. Married to Geoff, who puts up with all sorts.
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19 Responses to Another First-Timer

  1. surfnslide says:

    Picked a good weekend for it, she’ll soon be hassling you for more, once the wild camping bug has bitten (see what I did there) you’re hooked


  2. kim insley says:

    Definitely enjoyed my first wild camp. Thankyou Chrissie x


  3. Is that everyone’s favorite wild camping spot in the Peak District whose location shall remain a secret!?


    • Given the weather, Mark, I was so surprised that there was no-one else there when we got there, or who arrived later! We had been talking to two guys on the way in though, who were going to camp somewhere up around Bleaklow Stones. Thought we might have been able to spot them from where we were, but we couldn’t. 🙂


  4. Smashing looking weather, makes a change from tramping through bogs 🙂


  5. backpackingbongos says:

    That be my fav location which will remain a secret. Nice to see it looking so green and inviting!


  6. It looks like you girls had a good wild camp.


  7. I hit the wrong button, doh!

    I think I recognise that wreckage. But I’ll not say anymore, so to keep the location a secret… 😉


  8. beatingthebounds says:

    Looks ideal! Clearly, the sun shines on the righteous!


  9. It’s not proper camping if you don’t get soaking wet all day, freeze to death and try to hold a hurricane-blown tent down all night, and get up to cold, soggy wet clothing in the morning!

    She was very lucky to have such good weather for a first wild camping trip – hope she knows that!


  10. Is Tilly`s nose not out of joint now that she sees Kim taking over her place as your backpacking companion ?


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