Have a ponder before deciding on your comprises. Personally I prefer "lightish" to "ultralight", but different strokes for different folks.
Really agree with Peter here. There's never been such a huge range of outdoor kit available as there is now, so it's never been easier to customise things to your own particular backpacking style.
Like him I tend towards the slackpacker end of the weight spectrum with a typical all-in pack weight of c12kg. This will include my Akto, Exped downmat for a comfy night's sleep and the all-important half bottle of red wine to accompany dinner.
Thanks for the additional details, Eric but you kinda make my point for me. Wood needs additional modifications to make it even vaguely useable near your kit and clothing and in foul weather, you have to swap to Esbit or meths.
I'd still go for the ease of use of gas, backed up with a few tablets of Esbit and an ultralight Esbit burner (the Esbit folding wing burner at 13g would be my choice) in case of techinacl failure.
Velz, if you have seen rubbish being fly-tipped on the moor, I strongly recommend that you report it to the relevant authorities.
As for your experience trying to cycle it, you're absolutely right; walking is the better option. Apart from anything else, when the scenery is that good, why would you want it to go by any faster than at walking pace?