8 June 2022. It rained for most of the night but it was dryish when we packed up tents for a 0700 departure. A 10 min walk from the campsite got us back on the Pennine Way, up the valley of Crowden Great Brook, an impressive glacial creation. From there onto Black Hill at 582m, the highest point of the day. The night’s rain has made the track wet with puddles. Stefan’s walking shoes were soon soaked, but with boots and gaiters, my feet stayed dry.
Crossing the A635 took us on to Wessenden Moor walking by a series of reservoirs under the forecast showers. We took a short 20 min lunch break at 1130 as it was too cold to hang around. At 1300 we reached the A62, a couple of km down the road road to Diggle. A conveniently sited bus stop prompted an internet check and after a 9 minute wait we had a welcome bus ride. We found a spare room at the Diggle Hotel which gave us the opportunity to wash and dry some clothes. 19km on the clock today.