I saw 5 of the 6 Peaks in glorious sunshine, which was most unexpected in a British Summer. Only Ben Nevis retained it's reputation as a windy, foggy, cold and wet rock...but even it was enjoyable!
This adventure felt (and looked) quite silly quite a lot of the time. And I loved it. If you can't be silly on an adventure, when can you be? I stood at the highest point in each of the 6 major regions of the British Isles and enjoyed some of the best cycling of my life (Snowdonia, the Highlands, County Kerry, the Yorkshire Dales, the list goes on...)
Summer has arrived in the UK and Ireland, and it's glorious. Get your bike or your boots and make the most of our trails, paths, roads, mountains, lakes, coasts, forests...I promise you won't regret it. Adventure does not require you to go to the far side of the world, nor to be an athlete. It doesn't need the best or most suitable equipment (this journey cost a little over £500, including flights and travel connections across the water etc.) You do not, as proven by this case in point, even need very much common sense.
All that is required for an adventure is the determination to go, and the promise not to come back until you've seen it through. Grab the tools closest to hand, use whatever time and money are available to you and set forth with an open mind!
I'll be writing in more detail about this trip for some newspaper and magazine articles very soon, so stay posted for more info on this Six Peaks adventure.