Yesterday when out walking I was caught up in something that I am unlikely to forget for the rest of my life. This is not the place to go into details, as that is not the point I am trying to make, but suffice to say it did involve me having to use someone elses mobile to call the Police.
Whilst mentally processing this incident later on it occured to me that: I was out walking on my own, I was in a remote and overgrown area that had not been walked through by anyone else for days, I was without a mobile phone, no one knew that I was there.
Basically my enthusiasm for walking, has now appeared to overide standard notions of common sense and personal safety. Thus is you go walking on your own I would like you to consider whether my approach applies to you. I learnt a very harsh lesson yesterday which I am unlikely to forget.