As a walker, there is always things you come across that can really throw a spanner in the works. Country Walking Magazine have devised a list of 22 of them and we thought it was rather funny, so had to repost it!
1 - When you don't know whether to speed up to pass the people in front or take a snack break you don't really want.
2 - When your cheery hello is met with an uncomprehending glare.
3 - Discovering you put the plain crisps in your lunch by mistake.
4 - When you realise you haven't checked the map in a while and remember it doesn't have a 'you are here' arrow on it.
5 - When you realise your calculated risk not to stop and put your waterproof on for that shower because you get as wet from sweat anyway was patently wrong.
6 - When it's time to admit that's a false top.
7 - Realising you're going to have to pay 145.99p a litre for fuel from a non-franchise petrol station.
8 - Cows on the path.
9 - When you step on a rock in a bog and as it sinks beneath your feet you realise it's the bones of a dead sheep
10 - The idea of retracing any steps.
11 - When you realise your secluded pee-stop isn't quite as secluded as you thought but you are fully committed.
12 - When you see a yellow helicopter hovering above you.
13 - When you suspect your water bottle has leaked in your rucksack.
14 - ‘Jokey’ signs by farmers like "Trespassers will be shot. Survivors will be shot again”
15 - A large group coming towards you.
16 - The flock of sheep that seems to be stalking you across a field.
17 - People who take ‘kissing' gates literally.
18 - When the path turns out to be a sheep track.
19 - When a child or spouse’s morale sags.
20 - When you see a footpath diversion sign.
22 - Horses.
Thanks to Country Walking Magazine for letting us share this article!