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Walking near Sudbrooke

I took the MX-5 out this morning and drove over to Sudbrooke. I had been looking at the OS map and there is an interesting network of paths around Sudbrooke.

Sudbrooke Park

Tea break - traditional canvas and leather rucksack
Tea break

I was using a mix of old and new gear today. On the way out I stopped off and bought some Karrimor walking shoes. The pack I was using was my brother-in-law Phil’s, a traditional canvas, leather and brass rucksack. It is a useful size for a day pack or overnight bag but if it not packed carefully, or packed too heavy it is uncomfortable to carry. The walking shoes on the other hand were very comfortable. I am planning to use them rather than my Berghaus boots, for lighter, good weather walking, such and this morning.

Karrimor Bodmin Low IV weathertite walking shoes
Karrimor Bodmin Low IV weathertite walking shoes

Sudbrooke Park

Tea on the Southern Upland Way

It froze last night! There was frost on the grass and ice on the windows of the MX-5 when I got up. My sleeping gear kept me warm throughout the night but it was chilly whilst I was having my breakfast.

After sorting some things for Octagon, which included driving out to get a better internet connection, I set off from Lauder to walk some more of the Southern Upland Way.

I came across this picnic table at just about the time for a tea break – great view, tucked away out of the wind and a sun trap.

Tea on the Southern Upland Way
Lightweight titanium Alpkit brew kit – Kraku stove, MytiMug 400 and a Snapwire spoon.