Caer Caradoc After Breakfast

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View North showing The Lawley and Wrekin in distance

Decided I needed to start my 2013 fitness campaign today after one too many snifters last night. I woke up feeling guilty and as the missus was doing university work I decided to head off down the A49.

I parked just before Church Stretton in a layby and headed up onto Caer Caradoc for a morning decoking of the lungs (remember when you had to do that with petrol engines?)

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A49 in Valley and The Lawley looking North

The aim was to also try out a new daysack that I bought on Ebay last week. Another impulse purchase but it is only a daysack and seems to be the now discontinued Golite Breeze. Its very basic but I may see if I can add a chest strap and hip belt.

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Quite a tough pull up from the ridge onto the summit but well worth it for the views all round.

I am still getting used to these walking poles and I find them better when descending. I will persevere just so I can try the DD tarp out when I get chance.

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Church Stretton & The Long Mynd from summit

Met a ramblers group when descending and they had leaders at front and back with little yellow hi-viz bibs on??? Whats that all about….H&S gone mad I guess…not my scene.

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