Tuesday 3 June 2014. The caravan site that I’m staying on at Little Hereford has serviced pitches where the water and drainage is alongside my caravan. This means that there is no need lug water back and forward each day. I bought the equipment necessary to connect my caravan to the mains water supply; basically a ball valve/float which fits inside my water barrel and allows the water to be topped up as I use it. I tried to connect this up yesterday but couldn’t get it quite right as I didn’t have the correct spanners/wrenches. So, it was a quick trip to Screwfix this morning to get the necessary tools.

As I was already in Ludlow, I decided that I’d start my first walk from the Castle and out along part of the Mortimer Trail. Leaving the Castle behind me I crossed the River Teme and started what became a long steady climb of over 650ft which saw me summit at 940ft. As can be seen from the route profile, the last section of the walk was steeply downhill. The walk was just over 7 miles with a total ascent of almost 1,400ft.

In preparation for my 90 mile Dales High Way walk later this month, I’m taking the opportunity of trying out some new kit and wore new boots today and carried my new Osprey backpack. Both were fine but it is better to try them on a series of short walks before I commit to using then on the DHW.

Back at the caravan, I quickly put my newly bought tools to use and now have running water and drainage from my caravan. Luxury indeed!







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