Diary Day Five
Day Ponden House Stanbury To East Marton
Date Tuesday 30th May 2006.
Distance 14.50 miles
Total distance 71.50 miles
Ascent 2540 feet
Total ascent 15,002 feet
Moving average 2.20 miles per hour
Weather Cloudy with sunny intervals and icy winds on the moors very cold except for brief intervals in the sunshine.
After an 8.30am start we progressed well up to Old Bess Hill with the curlews flying overhead singing their song to cheer us against the biting cold wind. Ickornshaw Moor was not as bad as expected and we continued to make good progress over the moor and passed the moorland chalets into Ickornshaw.
Onward and up over Cowling Hill and down to Lothersdale. Here we were tempted into the Hare & Hounds for sausage baguette. Refreshed we set off up again passed fields of buttercups dancing in the wind. From Pinhaw trig point we saw our first glimpse of Pen-y-Gent. The day then started to drag as our legs were getting tired and it seemed to take forever to reach Thornton in Craven and eventually East Marton at 5.30pm.
We have now met up with other Pennine Way walkers.
We had a nice evening at Ponden House with the two Mikes and Jacqueline & Dean and wish them all well.
Ian who we met on the moor today and again at Lothersdale is walking alone so we hope he keeps on smiling all the way to Kirk Yetholm.
Well off to the pub now so will be in touch again tomorrow.
Ta-ra for now Mo & Dave.
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