Blackwell To Hayfield – A Short, Flat-ish Backpack

Featuring Kim, Tilly and the third new tent we’ve bought this year……
























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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21 Responses to Blackwell To Hayfield – A Short, Flat-ish Backpack

  1. Dawn says:

    Splendid photos. Love the blue panniers. It drives Mike nuts, the amount of folk who comment on Lucky’s panniers. A Terra Nova tent this time? Currently I only have five!!.What do people mean, I need counseling?? They ought to see the contents of my big cupboard!


  2. Martin Rye says:

    The hound had a fab trip then.


  3. Thanks Dawn ๐Ÿ™‚
    Tilly doesn’t carry much weight in her panniers these days – I have her food, which is the heavy stuff! And you’re right, the comments you get are never ending!
    Funnily enough, we also actually have 5 tents….. ๐Ÿ˜€
    One Terra Nova is for sale, one Wild Country has seen better days and really needs chucking, and the other three are the new ones – two more Terra Nova ones and the Hilleberg Enan.
    Counselling, you’re probably right! ๐Ÿ˜€


  4. backpackingbongos says:

    I have now trained Reuben to maul to death anyone who comments on his panniers. Works a treat, although you still have to listen to the comment in the first place.

    You and Geoff are just big tent tarts……


    • Good idea. It wouldn’t be so bad if people were coming up with original pannier comments, but they’re all the same…..

      Now do you mean we are tarts about Big Tents, or overweight folk who are Tent Tarts?


  5. backpackingbongos says:

    Big small tent tarts……


  6. Dog looks to have gone on strike on one of those photos! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    That big woods on top of the hill – that reminds me of a post someone wrote about a haunted wood on a hilltop somewhere – it isn’t haunted is it?


  7. surfnslide says:

    Getting lazy with your write ups I see – lots of photos, no words. Looks very nice, if only I knew where it was ๐Ÿ™‚

    Do you get negative comments about the panniers then. I would have loved to have these available when I used to go backpacking with my dog many years ago


    • Pennine Bridleway – the section from Blackwell to Hayfield. I’ve done it before on my own, so it didn’t seem worth writing anything this time…. ๐Ÿ˜€

      No, the comments about the panniers aren’t negative, just always the same kind of thing!
      ‘Got him carrying all your stuff I see…?’
      ‘Has he got the beer in there, then….?’
      ‘Aw! Doesn’t he look cute! What a good idea….!’
      etc….. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  8. John J says:

    Worranice little trip! Where did you camp?
    Oh, and tents…..I thought five was the accepted norm. It is. I know it is. I’ve got five and I’m normal. Honest.


    • Thanks John ๐Ÿ™‚

      It wasn’t a wild camp this time, we camped at a tiny little site at the Old Post Office in Peak Forest. It’s a bit like camping on someone’s back lawn! ๐Ÿ˜€

      Five tents definitely sounds quite normal, but the proper answer is probably n+1, where n=the number of tents you already have…..


  9. Sartenada says:

    How lovely post presenting gorgeous landscapes. Thank You taking us with Your beautiful photos.


  10. Rowena says:

    Looks a nice remote backpack. Love the one of Tilly having a dip in the puddle ๐Ÿ™‚


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