JOGLE Day 28 28/05/17 Dufton – Middleton-in-Teesdale 22 miles

A long day but not much really to see. After an early rise, some foot surgery and a good breakfast I left Dufton feeling good and started the climb up towards High Cup, knowing there would be no view and not much visibility in the low cloud. I tried to persuade an Australian couple it would not be worth their hike but they insisted so we walked together up to the head of the valley and only knew we were there because the GPS told me. They turned round and headed off back to Dufton as I tracked along across the moor to cross Maize Beck before the long gravel track (worst path on the Pennine Way) along to Cauldron Snout and the scramble down the rocks next to the waterfall  I had a short lunch stop as the weather was improving then started along the boulder strewn path next to the river to Langdon Beck where I met Chris and Claire Robinson Chris is walking with me now for the next 2 days to Hawes. The last few miles down to Middleton past High Force and Low Force was a good chance for us to catch up on plenty of things as we dodged a number of tourists on this popular stretch. Added another useless stile to my collection before we arrived at a very busy campsite, had a couple of beers and a pizza but resisted the urge to join in the bingo!!