It was a short walk for me, as I joined Sophie Easterbrook today for about four miles, from Taddington to Sparklow on a not unpleasant Peak District morning, for this very small section of her very long walk.
Sophie is nearly two thirds of the way through a walk from John O'Groats to Land's End - she's probably gone around 700 miles, all bar the last two days accompanied by her faithful Jack Russell, Patch.
She's doing well, walking comfortably and strongly, a bit faster than Naismith's pace, currently aiming for 20 to 30 mile days, and using camp sites unless she gets a better offer. Unsurprisingly, she's missing Patch.
Sophie is excellent company and at the top of her game; she has some IT issues with her otherwise excellent blogging equipment, and is reporting on her progress every few days here.
I'm sure she would be delighted to see any readers with the ability to track her down over the next 3 or 4 weeks as she speeds along through the green and pleasant countryside towards Land's End.
Well done, Sophie. It was a pleasure to meet you.