All been said really.
I found the pole threading ok, but a bit of talc may do the trick.
Make sure the inner stays attached, because it is so much easier to pitch with it in.
I would definitely take the rain cover, especially with this years forecast. It both helps stabalise the tent, and gives extra protection from damp seepage.
Well, that's it then...........
Packed (too much, more than I thought, who cares), it's the food that does it.
And the comfort items.
Now just waiting to get the train to KX, Euston and then Glasgow.
I will miss Lucy, Olly and Harriet hugely for the next 2.x weeks (even Lucy's cold),
but I am now all ready, and just want to get on with it.