The Pennine Way is in my thoughts

Every night, before I go to bed, or first thing in the morning, I get an e-mail from my dear Dad. As I sleep (badly at the moment!) I think of my Mum, Dad and sister on the Pennine Way. My sister is walking the entire 267-mile walk in a fortnight, from the Peak District National Park along the Pennine ridge through the Yorkshire Dales and over Hadrian’s Wall, up into Northumberland, across the Cheviots, finishing in the Scottish Borders. My Mum and Dad have tagged along as her ‘support crew’ πŸ™‚

I grew up walking the beautiful countryside of England and would so love to be able to have joined them on this amazing experience. My heart feels so close to them right now.

I thought I’d share the updates as they come in and I really wish I could be there!

3 July: Done Edale to Crowden today – 18 miles. Met top of Snake Pass a for quick lunch. Claire’s navigation went awry this pm but new gps is bwilliant!

Now having quiet beer.

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4 July: Stage 2 – View out of Crowden YHA Sun morning showing route up the clough to our next stop – Standedge.

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Sun evening – view from our b+b window near Standedge Tunnel. Another great day although very windy with a bit of rain. Claire finished her 12 miles by 1:00 ish so we looked round Marsden. This morning Mum + I did Holme Firth (Last of the Summer Wine).

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5 July: Your mum and sis staggering back to Mankinholes YHA last night with Stoodley Pike in the background. Uncle John met up with us in the day on the top of Saddleworth Moor for a cup of tea.
We do Bronte Country today as we go over the moors above Howarth.
All well + having a great time. Weather mainly dry, reasonably warm but very windy on the tops.

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As they walk over the wilds of Bronte Country I shall drift to sleep and when morning comes I shall think of them meeting up with Dan’s folks (Chinese Grandma & Granddad) for dinner at the wonderful Jade Palace in Earby. Happy walking and really wish we were there! x

Eat your heart out! Chicken Grandma thinks she’s finished but Chinese Grandma says we are only half way!

Grandparents

From left to right: Chicken Grandma, Chinese Grandma, Chicken Granddad, Chinese Granddad.