Planned kilometres: 27 (cummulative 927)
Kilometres walked: 21 (cummulative 978)
% Completed (based on 1800km trip): 54.3%
Pubs visited: None
Pints: 0 (cummulative 128)
Kms per pint: 7.6
Blisters: 0 (cummulative 4)
Bowes to Middleton-In-Teesdale
Another sunny day here in the land of beautiful weather (well it has since I’ve been here, and I have the tan to prove it). I had overestimated the kilometres today in my plan as I think I may have typed 17 miles instead of 11. Nice to have a day that was shorter than I thought it was going to be.
Walking today was continuing along the Pennine Way and the first part of the trail ensured that you stayed on path when you see big areas on the map with Big Red lines through it with Danger written on them and then signs below appear on in the fields on the edge of the path.
Today I was walking with George and we did our bit for a local farmer when we freed a sheep that was stuck in a fence. The Sheep had its head through the fence squares and had it horns totally hooked up but we managed to get it free even with it jumping all over the place.
There were multiple reservoirs that the walk took us past today.
We also went through Hannah’s Meadow Nature Reserve which was owned by Hannah Hauxwell who lived on the farm with no electricity or running water until 1988 and it is said that she used to walk to the lake and break the ice in winter to get water. The land was farmed using traditional farming practices and as such is one of the few remaining meadows that has never had reseeding or artificial fertilisers and is thought to be the least improved in the area and due to this it includes rare species of flora.