At the end of February Chris and I who have both been suffering with injuries, decide to get back in saddle and decide to have a nice mellow 10 mile walk at Arnside AONB with an over night camp at Hollins farm Campsite. We set off up the M6 on Saturday morning - rain, rain and more rain! Surprisingly as we headed towards the coast, the drier it became. We took the new Vango Banshee 200 model. We pitched the tent very quickly in about 10 Min’s or so, with the inner already clipped in the sleeping accommodation is sorted straight away with no messing about. We left our vango sleeping bags in the car to keep them as damp free as possible.
We set out along the coast, the tide was high in the Kent estuary, so we had to make our way inland after about half a mile, through Grubbins wood. Taking the cliff top paths all the way to Silverdale for a nifty pint!
A dinner stop at the pepperpot on the limestone escarpment of Middle barrow wood was very welcome, after lunch a pleasant stroll over to Black Dyke, the ‘Gait Burrows’ reserve and utilised the Limestone link trail to take us back around to the car. Back at camp I fired up the Trangia gas burner and started to cook my fave chicken, pesto pasta, topped off with apple wood smoked cheese! fantastic! A great day out and felt good to get back out walking and camping again after injury time.