Of course the flip side to the argument is that perhaps some places should remain secret and only reveal themselves to those who are willing to explore a little? Either way we discovered another wonderful spot this week and Steve has threatened me with all sorts of horrible retribution if I spill the beans and tell everyone where it is. (Revoking my remote control privileges I can live with, but hiding the corkscrew would be a step too far.)
I honestly don't think there's much that can beat that feeling of rounding a bend or popping out of some woods and being presented with glorious views and not another soul in sight. And then there's the crushing disappointment of planning a visit to a favourite hidden away spot only to find that someone else is already there. The cheek!
So, how do I resolve this conundrum? Well, I've decided to set a challenge. Below are five pictures of my five favourite hidden away spots and if you want to find them you're going to need to a) match the right picture to the right location and b) then find them on an OS Map. I think that's fair, don't you?
1. View from somewhere near Wray Castle
2. Waterfall not far from Wansfell
3. Tarn near Heron Pike
4. View from a picturesque bench near High Dam
5. Not a million miles from the Damson Dene