Year of Sleeping Variously: Tarp on a hill edition
- Bed (3/5) - Surprisingly comfortable and surprisingly dry, all things considered. At least one point needs to be docked for my annoying pillow.
- Room (3/5) - Our lightweight tarp pitched using hiking poles. I'm always surprised by how much floor space we get, even if headroom is a bit minimal.
- View (5/5) - The sunset was so beautiful, I think it's in the top 10 views of my life so far!
- Facilities (1/5) - There was a small tree? And back at the carpark there was a bench (no table).
- Location (5/5) - Perfect spot, and handily between work and home, so we can easily stop off again on a Friday night . . .
- People (4/5) - Docking one mark here for my own grumpiness when I couldn't remember the knots to pitch the tarp!
- Food (1/5) - The choc-chip biscuits from Waitrose were pretty tasty, but the tea and porridge were not very inspiring.
- Value (5/5) - Free! And good! Well done, South Downs, would stay again.
- Uniqueness (5/5) - Wild camping is pretty much the only way you can enjoy this view overnight, so yeah, it's unique.
- That indefinable something (5/5) - The sunset has to count for at least two or three points, and then there was the skylark song, the clean smell of grass all around, the moonlight . . .
Tarp on a hill verdict: 74% (but a really, really excellent 74%!)