Distance walked today 16 miles
Total distance walked 476 miles
Distance left 576 miles
The day was forecast to be dry which was nice after all the rain yesterday. After a short distance on the A628, I took a footpath to join the Trans-Pennine Trail, a route which appears to cross the country from the east coast north-east of Hull and which goes west to Liverpool and up to Southport. At this point, it was along a disused railway track but it also uses towpaths and other rights of way.
I followed it for about three miles to Dunford Bridge where I went up to the dam at Winscar Reservoir and was then on the Pennine Cycleway.
Looking back to Holme
A little way past Wessenden Reservoir, I caught up with a couple from Lincoln who had started walking the Pennine Way yesterday (the day when it hadn't stopped raining). We walked together for a couple of miles (collecting another PW walker along the way) and I then left them to go alongside Redbrook Reservoir to find my campsite behind the Carriage House pub (on the A62 two miles south-west of Marsden and just off the Pennine Way). Globe Farm nearby no longer does camping. The beer's good (Black Sheep) and they specialise in Turkish cuisine. I was weak-willed. Despite having a meal to eat under the tarp, here I am in the pub having had Turkish lamb, rice and salad followed by jam rolypoly and custard! Oh well, I'll walk it off tomorrow. This is a good place. When they found out I was walking for charity, my £5.00 camping charge came back so that will go to my MS charity.