Hello. I'm feeling a bit stiff tonight, the muscles are a bit achey. Not half as bad as on previous walks though. I think I'm doing really well. Just checked the miles, 17.25 today, not bad. There was no breakfast this morning, but I managed to make coffee. I found a kettle and a mug in another room, there was no one about and all the keys were in the doors. I had enough food to cobble together a different sort of breakfast. I got away a little earlier, at 8.30am, the cleaner was in and she let me out. Oh my, a place I want to forget, ha ha.
Tonight is better, I am in Hebden Bridge. I've had to spend a bit more than I would have liked, but I think £65 is still too much, I'm in a pub, a better one. I feel as if I am underwater, everything is blue, there are penguins on the pillows. There was a cheaper B & B, but they were full.
A bit more hill climbing today, this is the view of Haslingden.
I arrived just as they were opening up, and they let me inside for a nosey around. Look at all their equipment.Ski Rossendale.
This is the matting they use on the slopes.
I found these broken bits and thought they would make a great art installation.
I didn't see much of Rawtenstall or Bacup as I bypassed them. This is Lamberts Mill, which is typical of a lot of old mill buildings around here which have been turned into warehouses.
I've found this speeded up video of the artist as he is carving it.
These old ruins are not far from the Recreation Ground just below Bacup. The date on the stone says 1856. Shame it's been to crumble and fall down. Right next to it is a new row of terraced houses, on a small estate.
This is the Astronomy Centre on the A681 just up the road from the quarry. Not as famous as Jodrell Bank.
I came off the canal to pick up some supplies from the Co op. I shall go back there in the morning to resume my journey. Weatherwise it was dry, with not much sun. I wore my shorts, and jacket, it was a bit chilly high up.
Time to wind down methinks so I'll say goodnight. Catch you tomorrow. I'm not sure where I'll be, there are several different options, I'll make it up as I go along.