Crooks Peak in Somerset reaches a height of 191 metres (627 ft) above sea level and is a prominent feature from the surrounding landscape, so much so it was used as a navigation aid by ships negotiating the Bristol Channel. It was also the location of one of the beacons which signalled the arrival of the Spanish Armada.
Starting out walking again after almost 12 months since the last time out, I was expecting the walk up to Crooks Peak to be a painful one; however, I was pleasantly surprised at how not so unfit I was. As for the newest member of the team, he was running to the hills wondering why we were lagging behind.
Meet Spud, Robs 18 month old, 9 stone, American Bulldog. Full of energy, he charges up the hills, back to us then back up the hills again - all while we wheeze and puff our way up muddy hills, stopping a few times to "take pictures".
Rob and I probably walked around 5.5 miles, while Spud must have done at least double that with all his running back and fourth! As usual, we all ended up in a pub for a few ales.
Oh, and did I mention that it was muddy? And slippery? View the out-takes in the video below!