Trails and trials of the writer who walks
April near Malham Tarn, Yorkshire
The purpose of this little two night trip was to see if the two sleeping bag liners I had bought (one microfibre and one silk) were going to keep me warm inside my single season bag. The test was a bit more rigorous than I intended. I only lasted until 2 am before bringing in reinforcements (two duvets in the boot of the car). The liners did make a big difference though. Last July I backpacked the middle third of the Pennine Way and was kept awake by the cold every night. To have slept from 9 pm until 2 am in zero temperature seemed like good progress. I’m walking the northerly third of the Pennine Way next month. Please let spring be properly here by then!