The owner of the Harlequin in Cowling said last night that the walking gets easier after day 4. I'm not so sure, but today was the longest day yet (it's also one of the flattest).
Pinhaw Beacon isn't much of a climb at all.
I think a lot of the paths were made new for the Pennine Way 51 years ago. As was maybe this sign, that must be the nicest "keep off the grass" warning that I've ever seen.
Alison, Chris and Buddy met me for lunch at the Masons Arms in Gargrave.
Chris is walking with me for the next day and a half.
The approach to Malham.