As long days go, they don’t get much tougher than this. You soon reacquaint yourself with the Pennine Way as you head out of Horton and partially climb (but don’t summit) one of the Yorkshire Three Peaks, Pen-y-Ghent. You do however head to the top of the next hill, Fountains Fell, immediately after! You are now following the now familiar Pennine Way signs down past Malham Tarn and then a relatively flat 15 mile section through Gargrave, and into Thornton Craven before a sharp climb onto Elslack Moor. Plenty or moorland over the next 20 miles on the Pennine Way as you skirt Haworth, Hebden Bridge before climbing up to the distinctive Stoodley Pike Monument at mile 48.
You then continue on the Pennine Way as far as the well known landmark pub, The White House, at which point you leave the Pennine Way for good, and pick up the Rochdale Way down towards Littleborough, and your lakeside finish line at Hollingworth Lake campsite.