Our first hill-walking steps were inspired by our good friend, Maria. An experienced walker who has conquered the Munro's (twice) and hiked to the Everest Base Camp. We were in expert hands.
Our first hill in Scotland - Cockleroy. A gentle, short walk but it was enough to persuade me (Lynne) that there was a need to purchase 'proper' hill-walking boots!
That was over a year ago now. We have 'dabbled' since - mostly when we are working in Scotland and staying with Maria. We have explored The Ochils - reaching the summit of Ben Cleuch, The Law, Andrew Gannel and Bank Hill. And we have purchased walking trousers, walking boots and rucksacks.
The hill-walking bug really began after our day in the Pentland Hills (see the next blog entry). Driving back home to Wales gave us an opportunity to reflect on the excitement of the 'whiteout' experience and 'a peak a week' was born. Can we manage it? Who knows. But we now aim to walk a peak a week...and to document our learning experiences as we go.
...a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
We are Lynne and Andrew from Single Steps Learning. Our love of learning and exploring has inspired us to take up 'hill-walking'. We hope to progress from novice to expert! This is our journey.