Stage 4 – The Long Day

 

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Day 4 at Deadwater

Day4 at Deadwater, the Long Day, and it was long. Thunder and lightning made things more exciting and darkness added to the challenge at the end of the day.

Posted by Beyond Marathon on Wednesday, 2 August 2017

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 to descend in Hebden Bridge and finish at Heigh Camp Campstite; 50 miles

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