I blame Transport Direct. I’ve not really been paying too much attention to the news beyond the Israel/Lebanon stuff in the past week, but I have been using Transport Direct to check train times for getting up to Scotland, so assumed that as I’d been specifically checking for the 21st and 22nd July, there were no expected problems on those days. After all, you assume they’d warn you of the possibility of strike action disrupting all services and making it highly unlikely that you’d get north of Leeds on Friday, wouldn’t you?

So, I’ve had to delay the start of the walk by two days – I’ll now be travelling up on Sunday and Monday and starting Tuesday. The one main benefit of this change is that it means I don’t have to drive across to the Midlands today in some of the hottest weather of the year. However, it’sstill rather annoying as I’ve been mentally preparing myself to start on Sunday and now have to hold on for another couple of days – a case of walkus interruptus, I guess.