Today, Friday 12th April, was our penultimate day on the Dales Way and we walked from Sedbergh to Burneside (north of Kendal).
We started by walking uphill and cutting around the foot of the Howgills, not the official route but more logical.
Very nice section along the River Lune, brought back memories for Al when he was a whippersnapper fishing with his father. Lots of sheep farming and young lambs.
My bad back was painful from about 9 miles so I had to stop a few times to give it a rest. Diazepam helped!
We crossed the M6 which meant we were close to the Lake District and the end.
Burneside is a small place. Not a lot here. We’re staying in the Jolly Anglers Inn. Unfortunately it was closed when we arrived but we were soon sorted when we rang the bell.
Our room is a touch on the cold side. I may have to sleep in my long johns tonight! Heater seems to be broken.
Short day tomorrow, just 9 miles or so. That makes it about 85 miles and 7 days for the trek.
Jan drives up tomorrow to meet us after we finish. Looking forward to that. We have a table booked at the Thai Restaurant. It will be good to have a meal without chips!