With the weather being so inclement currently I thought I'd nip out for a quick jaunt today. I'm also planning a multi-day hike, so I'm investigating new paths in the peaks that I can string together into a 30-40 mile circular walk, with somewhere to bivvie half way round.
I also wanted to try a new stripped-down setup for my phone - anything I didn't need was removed, synching was switched off, the processor was throttled 50% and I ran in 2G only mode. I use the phone for GPS and that hammers the battery. For my multi-day I need to eke as much time as I can out of the battery, so that means as little as possible trying to phone home, or waking up to check on things.
Not sure how much I gained - next is an experiment to see if an external Bluetooth GPS setup uses less power than internal GPS alone. I'm not convinced, but I've read conflicting things about this.
Not today though, because I was on a mission. NNE of the Knowl I'd seen the magic word WATERFALL....
|The other side of the stile.|
From here the path was fairly easy to discern, and past The Hazels I picked up a metaled road that leads over Cessbank Common.
|I think this is Piggford Moor, Mount Pleasant and Shuttingslow|
|Memorial to a dog...|
It was around this point I should have found the waterfall leading into Highmoor Brook, but I couldn't see it from the path and didn't want to disturb the sheep...
|The radio tower on Sutton Common|
The next stage - I've just come from the gateway in the background and I'm going to the gateway in the foreground.
|How fickle was the weather today?|
|Didn't find my waterfall, but I did find this delightful little fountainhead just a few hundred yards up the road from the Wild Boar.|