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"End to End via the Margins"
-the diary of a walk.

- Firth Park to Hadfield


This was the longest day, across the Pennines, mostly on the old Woodhead railway track, and only the second with significant rain. It started with small bits of rain in fog and after lunchtime it got serious. The darkness of the Peak District landscape seemed all the greater in the gloom, though not without evidence of the previous dry weather, in low reservoirs and charred moorland. Having started again from home, and with the change in the weather, I felt I was on a different walk.

Earlier in the day, I came across a youth group about to abseil off the Romticle viaduct - rather them than me. There is no photo because some of the group were minors and I or you might misuse the pictures. At some point I passed the other branch of the umbrella factory, but I couldn't see it in the mist. I had a chat with someone walking two energetic dogs. I was well supported throughout the day.

Later there's not much to say. I was getting tired. When I got in I curled up in bed and shivered. It seems that I'd caught a fever that's doing the rounds. After a 28 mile walk is not the best time for the body to find the extra energy to raise its temperature. Tomorrow Manchester ... hum.

Further note on government health warnings. The Dutch ones look the same and say "smoking is deadly" etc.. Is this a European standard? Has anybody paid duty on the fags which were once in that packet?

Pictures from today...
Mist in Sheffield
Baby's older now
Daughter-supporter and Bob
God we give you thanks
for the people who deal with our waste.
We thank you for their hard and sometimes dirty work.
Yet not all waste is dealt with,
some is dumped, unsightly or dangerous.
We pray for all who suffer the consequences of this,
and ask your help
to make the world a better place to live.
Help us to think,
when we design or buy new stuff,
what it will be when it is no longer of any use.

© Bob Warwicker. The words here may be reproduced freely, but not for gain, or without attribution. All alterations must have the permission of the author.