A bit more news about the beer trekkin trek.
We have a start date: 10 May 2016
We don;t have an end date, but its very likely to be 15 days later…
We have a 320 km route which is this:
Buxton to Flash by bus, walk back to Buxton via The Cat and Fiddle. Technically, this bit visits three of the highest pubs in England. Practically, they’re all likely to be closed unless the Cat and Fiddle gets a new landlord smartish. (or a manager….) This really does reflect the state of England’s pub trade, I think. But I expect that there’ll be a pub in Buxton somewhere..
Then Buxton to Peak Forest area
Peak Forest to The Snake Pass Inn via Edale
Snale Pass Inn to Standedge
Standedge to Todmorden / Bridestones area
Toddy to Cowling or Stanbury
Stanbury or Cowling to Skipton via Black Lane Ends and Earby
Skipton to Malham Cove
Malham Cove to Cray via Kettlewell and Buckden Pike
Cray to Hardraw
Hardraw to Tan Hill Inn
Tan Hill Inn to Kirkby Stephen
Kirkby Stephen to Shap via Orton
Shap to Kirkstone Pass via Mosedale and various fells
Kirkstone Pass to Ambleside via Golden Rule.
Dawn’s decided to come with me to make sure I don’t walk off in the wrong direction or otherwise get myself into any bother.
Lucky is also coming with me but I’ve not yet mentioned this to him. He’ll have to carry his food and poo bags.
Mrs Pieman will be busy on a restoration project at Pietowers – new patio doors, repointing the two barrel towers over the main gateway, restocking the goldfish in the moat and spraying WD40 on the drawbridge chains..
The train to Buxton is booked…. so….
Prior to this, there’s a shake-down few days in the Lowther Hills starting from Sanquhar.
I have a Senior Railcard. What I really need is a Senior Beer Card