With two weeks left until our departure for the US, we decided one final practice hike was in order. We needed to both test out the remainder of our gear and ensure that being in such close proximity for 6 months on the trail won’t result in us killing each other/ourselves.
We chose Bakewell in the Peak District as our hiking location, with no reason behind this choice other than it was a place we’d both heard of. After calling several campsites which told me they weren’t taking tents due to recent bad weather and flooding – a good sign – we booked two nights at the Beech Croft Farm campsite just outside Bakewell. Read more