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Pennine Way – Sep 16 – Day 6

near Malham Tarn

And I thought I was doing something impressive! First there were the two silvertops doing the PW back to back, and today I met a couple of fresh-faced youngsters on their way from Land’s End to John O’Groats. This is in Gargrave, Yorkshire, so they had already completed a mighty distance. Today they were heading for Pen-y-Ghent – around 20 miles and two fells. They must have set a cracking pace because when I left at 9:30 am, they hadn’t even decamped and at this time of year, there’s no dimmer switch at dusk – lights go straight out.

Tomorrow will be a half day as I plan only to walk on to Malham and then have an evening of laundry and personal hygiene at the hostel. I’m going to take the easier river route after Hanlith. The PW goes into Hanlith itself and up that murderously steep little high street before a few more ups and downs, including Windy Hill (which speaks for itself). The alternative is a very pretty riverside walk including lodges that are full of wildlife,

Lodges near Kirk Malham frogs tadpoles

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This entry was posted on October 14, 2014 by in Walking.
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