Over the top: from-the-margins-to-the-mainstream

Holmfirth to Glossop (14.5m)
A beautiful day and a great walk.
Over the Pennines at their most scenic and varied following the Pennine way, once we’d crested Black Hill from Intake Lane and Holme village.
The skies were blue and a cool breeze blew gently and the vistas open on all sides: “There’s Oldham Town Hall. Is that lovely peak in Cheshire and can we just see York Minster?” The horizon buzzed with wind turbines and heather and the contrails and jets flying to San Francisco and Boston crossed the sky in clear view.
Fellow walkers all remarked on the clarity of the day and the luck we were having with the warmth of the sun.
Gerard had brought Pork Pies from Kirkburton to rival Paul’s from Marsden on Sunday and we arrived, rubicon crossed, in Glossop, ready for refreshment!
There was anticipation of our Holmfirth beano on Friday night where prepations had long been in train and both the dinner and raffle were fundraisers for Growing Points and our determination to establish new communities in the north.
Two days of events ( in Leeds) and organisations ( of events in Sheffield and Manchester) follow with some well earned rest! Today we reached 77 miles and by the beginning of next week we will be well over 💯 or more than half way!

Medical Report: all settled inside. No aches today and thought of not getting on the road at 7am really appeals; at least for 2days!

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