The evening before Sharon had asked us to join them for breakfast which we gratefully accepted, and I have to say Kerry is a genius, cooking scrambled eggs, outdoors, no microwave, on a stove to perfection in the rain……brilliant. So with a good breakfast of scrambled eggs, sausage, beans and bread we set off for Beakhills farm near Chop Gate, a nice short 9 mile day planned today.
As we walked across the moors we continued to get excellent views, although we also noticed some rain showers moving in our direction, although a few miles away as yet we kept one eye on the situation. The four of us walked across the moors and sure enough the rain did catch up with us and the water proofs were on once again, although it was only a short but heavy shower.
After a really enjoyable walk across the high ground we descended steeply and were soon at the much talked about Lord Stones Café, and we could see why, Martin rightly pointed out “this is what I thought every day on the coast to coast would be like” nice walk in the morning, not much rain followed by tea and cake at a café about an hour or so before the end of the day. But no, today was the shortest day of the whole walk and we made the most of our relaxed afternoon.
Me and Sarah were booked to stay at Beakhills Farm tonight, while Martin, Kerry, Sharon and Paul were booked in Great Broughton, so we soon went our separate ways after a certain amount of piss taking from Martin, convinced we were booked in to a hell whole. However when we arrived at 15:30 and Beakhills farm was very nice indeed and we were invited in for tea and biscuit’s while the grass was cut on our camp. We then set up the tent in a wonderful setting over looking the Beakhills valley and we cooked a pasta Dolmio stir in meal for tea on the stove.
|the view from our camp site|