After going a bit further than I’d planned over the last few days, I’ve almost got to Hartington a day early. Almost as I’m actually here, but I’ve only walked as far as Pomeroy, a few miles north of here. Still, it means I can take the next couple of days at a more relaxed pace, and today was made easier by having my friend Bana around – as she will be tomorrow – for company during part of the walk, and the just as useful having a car to carry the rucksack in for the rest of it. Down through Dove Dale to Ilam tomorrow, and from the views this afternoon, I think I’m now past all the big high Pennine mountains, so it should be easier from now on.