I've beaten this area and it's bosses once just to see if it is worth it. It is not. Just skip this part and enjoy the game. Or be a little masochistic like me and see what it is like. Trust me, there is nothing of value here. Just stupid horses, an npc and 2 recycled Aava's (cat boss). There is nothing wrong with the area itself, the feeling of being lost in a storm and isolation is what they got right. If only there was something of value here and an extra bonfire. If only.