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I know my way around the Fells pretty well, but on this day Mark and I got lost. We set off up High Street in the Lake District and the rain was torrential – no fun walking with your hood down and not being able to see much. We should have stayed at home, but the weatherman said it would clear up by lunchtime.

It did, but we had missed the path down by the time we could see and rather than turn back we decided to take a ‘shortcut’ – which proved to be a ‘longcut’. We ended up in a stream and then the mist and dark came down…