Diary Day Nine
|View from Dodd Fell|
an 8am start we were soon in Horton. It was The 3 Peaks Challenge
today so there were lots of walkers about this morning. We soon left
them behind as we climbed the track behind the Crown Inn. The
Ribblehead Viaduct was soon in view and we stopped awhile to take
pictures and video the glorious views. Onward, today was a long slog
up the fells with a continuous upward gradient that drained both of us
after yesterdays climbing. Legs, feet and backs were all complaining
but we kept each otherís spirits up and battled on.
Gill was a lovely spot and although early we decided to lunch sitting
on a grassy bank by the bridge. Other Pennine Way walkers Mark
and his brother arrived but decided to continue on. Onward and upwards
we eventually arrived at Cam End and soon met a couple of Dalesway
walkers and stopped to chat awhile. We may do the Dalesway next year.
Upwards again following the Roman Road and then onto Cam Fell and Dodd
Fell where we met a lovely couple resting and taking in the wonderful
views. We chatted and they offered us encouragement by informing us
that that rest of the route to Hawes was downhill except for the
uphill bits. Although we laughed it turned out to be a pretty accurate
description. Across meadow fields our feet were now on fire and were
grateful for our arrival in Hawes at 4pm where Mark and his brother
were sat outside the first available pub enjoying a well-earned pint.
We wished them well for the rest of their journey and continued on to
the Bulls Head Hotel. After showering we managed to obtain some thread
and needles to repair Moís boots on our rest day tomorrow. Just been
out for a wonderful meal, if ever-in Hawes visit the Wensleydale
Pantry. Well we are going to get our feet up for a while and may go
out for a drink later. Thanks for all your support it has help keep us
going today. Keep encouraging everyone to sponsor us to help us onward
to Kirk Yetholm.
for now Mo & Dave.
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