After a few miles and a cattle encounter Cath, Josy and Suzanne took PJ back to the campsite to manage logistics for later in the day. The boys made solid progress over some undulating terrain to reach the lunch date in Lothersdale with my ex work colleague Paul Hopkins and his wife Caroline who really looked after us all – it was brilliant to catch up. Cath had some fun getting Betty along a few narrow lanes, and we all set off suitably refuelled heading for Ponden. Another couple of cattle episodes and some more undulating (steep) terrain later we marched on over Ickornshaw Moor in a Pennine rain shower before reaching the reservoir and camp for the night.
It was great to have company for the day, especially Drew for the first time. Big thanks to Josy also for the ginger biscuits that were waiting for us at the end.