Thinking back to last weekend when Malcolm polished off the Sandstone trail [34 miles].
It occurred to me I didn’t see anything about the finish of the Pennine Way he did in August. Well now I know. I found this update that I’d missed.
Malcolm has completed the Pennine Way. Days 1-6 were captured in the 8th August report here.
His incredible effort, covered 268 miles in 10 days
The final day was a mammoth effort with a climb of almost 5,300ft
The start was steeply uphill through a forest and continued to climb onto the open moor where there was the first deluge of heavy rain. However, by the time the waterproof was out it had stopped! Much of the day was like this with frequent heavy showers followed by a short dry interlude
The showers made the stone slabs quite slippery, and he relied on his inov-8‘s keeping him upright, and his OMM jacket kept to dry through the torrential showers.
Malcolm ploughed through the rain, capturing the route on camera when there was a break in the weather.
One summit on the last day was the Cheviot at 2,674 feet – due to the weather Malcolm didn’t hang around for a photo as it was quite chilly and windy! Strangely it was so warm around much of the UK that weekend
After being on exposed moorland for most of the day, the last mile descended onto the road, into Kirk Yetholm for the finish 🏁
Malcolm was so tired at the finish as he didn’t spot the huge sign on the pub until he returned for some food later😅
- Some fun facts about what Malcolm encountered on his adventure:
- The full route navigates 249 stiles, 204 bridges and 287 gates
- It passes through three national parks
- He climbed around 30,000ft of ascent
- There were 458 signs marking the way
Fantastic Malcolm pity I can’t find the photos!!