Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Pennine Way Day 6 - Malham to Horton-in-Ribblesdale

Started walking 10.20am
Distance walked 13 miles
Arrived 5.45pm

My feet were bad in the night. Going out to the YH loo in the early hours, I couldn't put my left foot flat to the floor because of blister discomfort.

At breakfast, I told Mike to go on without me and I would make my own way at my own speed. I went online and ordered a pair of Inov8 trail runners which I hope will be OK. They are to be delivered to Hawes. The Merrell Moab Ventilators I am wearing have not proved successful. I have always been impressed with Inov8s.

I set off late but the weather was reasonable for the laborious climb up the side of Malham Cove. Having dosed myself up with Neurofen, I was very surprised at how OK my feet were although I had taken care with the dressings.

I took my time but kept up a reasonable pace. The path was clear all day and I met no-one after Malham Tarn.

Most swept across the path and rain started as I began the descent from Fountains Fell but I made good progress. I missed out the ascent of Pen-y-Ghent and took the path down to Horton where, as I opened the gate, I was hit my an absolute hooly of a wind. This continued for quite a while as I made my way down for the first mile or so but the wind then gradually dropped and the rain stopped. Not a bad day, considering. Am camped at Holme Farm campsite.

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1 comment:

  1. Geoff. Finished St Cuthberts Way, a very enjoyable hike. Hope that your blisters heal. H