Started at 10.05
Arrived at 1.40
Ascent 980 ft
A few bevvies at The Black Swan Kirby (cracking pub) and a good night’s rest repaired the injury and off we went on a glorious summer’s day. A short climb brought us back to the lovely moorlands and we had a very easy amble along wide paths (disused railway line) all the way to Blakey Ridge and the Lion Inn. This is by far the easiest day walking on the entire C2C – and very pleasant it is too. (Ideally the Lion would be a few miles further east so that the last 2 days are that bit easier.)
We arrived here so early, and this place is so remote, there was nothing for us to do but prop up the bar. Whilst there, an elderley gentleman who has done the C2C a couple of times told us of the difficulty of the last day and suggested we had a good steak dinner tomorrow night, early to bed (with no naughtiness) and up with the lark to make sure we make it through the last tough day.
Can’t believe it’s nearly over …..