Started at 10.10
Arrived at 4.05
Total Ascent 1,840 ft
Distance 13.4 miles
Latest start yet was due to very lazy landlady at our pub accommodation last night. Terriffic little pub serving excellent meals including Steve’s third sticky toffee pudding on the route so far!
Driest day yet, even tho’ we did get some heavy showers at times. We both agree that, despite this being the flattest day’s walking so far, it was very hard on our feet as we crossed the Eden Valley (now we really have left the lake district and can’t even see the lovely fells any more). We had a spectacular 360 degree panarama near Robin Hood’s Grave when we saw the distant Pennines – our target for the coming days. No C2C walkers on our route today as they would have been about 3 hours in front of us due to their having to get to Kirby Stephen by tonight (poor things, can’t imagine how their feet will feel after a 21 mile slog). In fact the only people we saw all day were 2 walkers going in the opposite direction.
Tonight we are staying in Orton village in a really nice B & B – and the highlight of the day is that it has a bath – horray, we can soak our weary bones before venturing to the pub.