15 miles Standedge to Hebden Bridge
The start is at a higher altitude, thanks to a tough climb from Weserden reservoir at the end of the day yesterday. There are also no big climbs this side of Hebden Bridge, so It should be an easier day. Though, perhaps because of the increased pace, Wainwright says that this is the day that most risks blisters.
At breakfast today I spoke to a fellow walker. So far there seems to be only one synchronised with me. I saw him having breakfast at Torside, and he later passed me while I was eating lunch on Soldier's Lump. Today we spoke briefly and I think we have a tacit understanding that, as I was setting off first, I'd keep up a good pace and stay ahead. There's more choice if B&Bs at Hebden Bridge and tonight we're staying at different ones.
It was visible yesterday and here it is again - Manchester from Blackstone Edge.
Lunch - A cheesy fish pie and a pint at the White House Inn
The Monument on Stoodly Pike that I think marks the end of the dark gritstone Pennine hills that I've been following from Edale.
What is it about men in prominent positions?