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Pennine Way Diary
Monday May 8th Day 6
The day started with a good breakfast and the farmers wife warmed to her task and we had a good chat about farming and the foot and mouth outbreak. All their stock had to be destroyed. Pete voted it best sausage on the Pennine Way.
The weather was slightly overcast but soon cleared with clear skies windy and warm. It was lovely to be in the dales again with lush meadows and lots of cute lambs .Our first stop of the day was at Gargrave which we know very well. We did some shopping and called in for tea and scones. Very tasty but guess who had beaten us there again, yes the 2 pís. They always seem to be eating.
We left Gargrave at 11.30, had lunch by a wall out of the wind watching traffic heading towards Malham. It was a super walk in the afternoon walking alongside the river in beautiful sunshine. One of those walks that you donít want to end so we plonked ourselves down in a meadow and lazed in the warmth. There was one last short climb through the hamlet of Hanlith which oozed money and then on into Malham. It is said that if you reachMalham on the Pennine Way then you will definitely finish the walk. Hmm we shall see.
The BB was right in the centre of the village opposite the Lister Arms. This was voted best pub on the Pennine Way .Nice meal, good beer and lots of company of fellow walkers. Pete and Pat, Andy from Essex walking on his own and a chap we christened ďbig stickĒ and his partner. They only started at Malham because the bag carrying started there. What softies.
This was the easiest days walking of the whole walk.
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