I’ve put it off for far too long (the weather has been dreadful for months), but I needed to get out to some remote spots to check on some missing and floating caches – yes floating according to the logs! The main problem was Heads of the River Trek – Prison Leat which has been missing since the summer and attracted many DNFs.
I started out from Holming Beam and I have never seen the moor so wet! Checked on a couple more caches on the way out and eventually got to the Prison Leat. Cache nowhere to be seen, so a replacement cache in a new location. Next problem was crossing the Walkham which was very difficult and necessitated a long detour as the normal crossing point was impossible.
Eventually completed a walk of well over 8 miles in atrocious conditions underfoot, but replaced the missing cache, placed two new caches, and found my two floating caches, which I also sorted out. So despite the conditions – mission accomplished!