C2C Day 3 : Langwathby to Allenheads

Day three was always going to be the killer - cycling out of the lakes and over the peaks of the Pennines and it did not disappoint. We took the steep off road option up to Hartside Height which was an exhausting grind up a trail that became nothing more than sheep track near the top. Still we all made it and recharged at the cafe at the summit.

After a quick lunch we pushed on across Black Fell in increasingly bad weather. Through Leadgate and Garrigill villages and then we set off road again through a misty forest (saw red squirrels) and out into the desolate Flinty Fell. Fog had now descended and our only company was rather bemused looking sheep. We made it across the moor and after a fast, rocky decent into Nenthead we started on yet another steep, rocky trail up to the highest point on the C2C. Black Hill seemed to go on for ever in the thick fog but eventually we made it to the 609m summit and across the cloud shrouded Allendale Common. Finally, wet & exhausted we made it to the Allendale Inn where we met Wez & Sarah.

Day 4 : Allenheads to Rowlands Gill

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