Walking Lands End to John o'Groats - Standedge Thursday 21 May 2015

Start: Crowden
Finish: Standedge
Miles walked today: 13
Total miles: 457

A miracle! I slept all night. And the tent is dry as there's no rain which makes getting packed and going so much easier.
Chris is preparing for the day and we set off together. He is an experienced walker and an excellent companion. Like most PW days, the start is a steep climb. Not much chatting from me as breathing is hard enouh but later I find out Chris is a retired fireman from Cambridge, around my age.
The wind is still chilly today, but it's clear and dry. We meet one or two walkers along the way.
At Standedge there is a pub around a kilometre off the PW with a campsite. At the bus stop next to the pub are the two young men from last night. They are calling it a day and heading back to Liverpool.
Tent up, shower (50p lasts ages) then a walk back up the road to get a signal. I speak to Tina, and Lesley, who might be able to meet me at Hebden Bridge tomorrow.
Back to the pub, which is now open, and a delicious meal with Chris. I am introduced to Titanic stout - truly a red letter day...
Three nights in a row in my tent!