Of course, there are no real rules for hiking, other than those that will help you to enjoy a walk. But these are some things I’ve learned recently hiking trails in the UK:
- Menus in pubs can be judged by how well designed they are: never order a £13 burger from a badly-designed menu.
- The only app that will tell you the weather accurately is a window.
- Never rely on fell-runners to tell you if you’re on the path: their definition of a path is very different to a hiker’s definition.
- Swearing at moody cows doesn’t help the situation.
- Via Craig Mod: “Always eat your best thing. That way you’re always eating the best thing you’ve brought.”
I like that rule about eating the best thing in your pack. Deferred pleasure is fine – like putting money aside for the future – but it is not the best approach in all situations.If you want to follow what I'm up to, sign up to my mailing list