Distance 11.5 miles
Ascent 2,260 ft
After a late start due to a mooch around KS, we decided to take the winter route to Keld and leave the heathland to the bog snorkelers and grouse shooters. How glad we were of our decision when the heavens opened and dumped 3 hours of persistent heavy rain on the area. As we were walking on the lanes, at least we were only getting soaked from above (clean, fresh water) rather than having to wade through the boggiest part of the entire C2C. Today we left Cumbria and crossed the Pennine watershed and are now firmly in our second national park, the Yorkshire Dales. (We are now officially half way through the C2C walk.) We made good progress on the lanes and by 3 o’clock were fresh as daisies and sat watching the rugby league players get soaked at Wembley while we were enjoying afternoon drinks. Highlight of the day was finding a spotlessly clean porta-loo in the middle of nowhere. Very handy!