Monday, 29 July 2013
Pennine Walk. Day3.
Up at the crack of dawn again I'm porridge powered into Hawes. A second breakfast and an ice cream the I'm heading across the fields to Hardrow.
The path then heads up the ridge to Great Shunner Fell. I am very sweaty and do a left and bushwack into the valley bottom for a bath and a clothes washing session.
This turns out to be a fenced off area where they have excluded sheep. There are loads of rabbits in the lush grass. Peewits and curlews on the slopes and for the first time I see a buzzard.
More bushwacking back to the path and Great Shunner summit appears.
I drop off the other side and get the tent up. The phone is going flat as I've had runkeeper running all day, so I plug it into the solar panel. Despite being heavy I brought the power monkey battery as well. I've got the Kindle and GPS to keep charged. Unfortunately the battery despite being fully charged developed a fault and wouldn't switch to supply. Had to bin it when I got home.
Just got the tea cooked before the wind dropped and the midges went crazy.
15 miles walked. 2 ice creams, 1 scone, 1 full english.