So, Friday morning I left Ribblehead after saying goodbye to my camper van friends who were having breakfast in the car park. I set off carrying my jacket as it was quite sunny, but it wasn't long before I had to put it on. The weather on this trip has been very unpredictable to say the least. Layers on, layers off, first I am sweating then I am freezing, very frustrating. I left the road to go down a track to follow the Ribble Way. This path should be easy to follow. At Thorns there are several derelict farm buildings, this is where I went over the ladder stile.
One last look back to the viaduct.
At last I got down to the bottom, but In my haste I made a couple of mistakes in my map reading so it took a bit longer than it should have done. I really wanted to make it to Settle but only got as far as Stainforth by 6pm, about four miles short. Not to worry, I asked at a car garage if I could use the landline to ring my friend Kevin, mobile signals are hopeless in that area. The garage man gave me a lift to Settle, and Kevin picked me up and took me back to his place, where I met his lovely lady, Lesley. I had a fabulous night, they made me very welcome.