Distance c.30km over 2.5days wild camping and carrying what felt like my own body weight on my back. Up and down vertical rocky climbs four times over to c.700ft, bruised shoulders and hips, sore ankles, sun-kissed cheeks, blistered toes, got tangled in chest-high ferns, got scratched by waist-high prickles, fell into so many concealed holes and onto sharp rocks, was horizontal like a turtle a number of times, whipped by some fierce winds, bathed in huge solstice moonlight and skies full of stars, cried out my heart, laughed hard and set good intentions. I’m utterly filthy, totally exhausted but leaving the Peaks smiling and with a soul more full than when I arrived.
I left plenty of footsteps, wishes and tears on those hills, but like a good wild woman, left no trace that I was ever there! Thank you to my friend for making the last few days possible! 🙏 #peaks #peakdistrictnationalpark #wildcamping #uk #friendships #wildwomen #soulsolstice #summersolstice #hellyhansen #hh #ferns #winds #getwandering @getwandering @hellyhansen