For March Tim and i planned to meet up with a group from
the Oxfordshire Microadventures Facebook Group.
They had recommended Wittenham Clumps near Didcot. After meeting up
at a local pub for a quick pint we headed up to the hill. It’s quite a steep
walk up the hill to the top but it was worth it for the view. Didcot and it’s
power station to one side and the river and Oxfordshire stretching around
us. At the top of the hill there was a “clump” of beech trees and we found a
clearing in the middle to set up camp. 3 of us were on the ground with bivy
bags, airmats while Dave from the Oxfordshire microadventure group set
up a hammock and tarp.
Once camp was set up we enjoyed some beers and cheese and relaxed and
chatted about pervious adventures and kit.
This time I had a massive rucksack (enter the details) and was able to fit
everything in it. The ground was soft and comfortable and although I woke
a few times during the night to see the stars above I had a good nights
I woke early in the morning for the sunrise and then decided it was too
early and went back to sleep until later.
When we all woke later, the camp was packed up and breakfast of coffee
and porridge (too much water turned it into porridge soup) before the
morning dog walkers came up the hill. We enjoyed the view for the last
time before heading down the hill and home.