6 June 2022. I am on a trip to the UK, three years after my last visit. Life has been busy, so another long distance trail appealed. So the plan for the next three weeks is to walk the Pennine Way. A London tube strike didn’t help on start the journey to Edale from Wimbledon, but a midday train from St Pancras got me to Edale at 1500. My journey was nothing in comparison to Stefan’s (from TA trail 2020) who is joining me for the first three days. He flew over from the Netherlands via Manchester amidst the airport travel chaos, just for the occasion. He arrived 1730. Camped at Newfold Farm (£15 each). Dinner at the Nags Head. No mobile signal here, but WiFi at the campsite. Early start tomorrow with 25 km to Crowden.