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Day 2

Today we walked 24km with a 800m climb from Crowden to Diggle at an average speed of 4.5km/h according to Strava.

We headed off this morning at 9am as quickly as possible to over take the other walkers following the same path due to Will pretending it’s an Olympic race.

An hour or so in to the walk we were met by a large mountain with a path that was very slippery and unstable causing the pace of our walking to slow down. Due to Will’s competitive nature, at the beginning of the walk we had to race up the hill without taking a break to keep our lead with the walkers behind. It was like the hare and the tortoise but we had no other option but to keep going.

At around Midday we were at the highest point of our walk on Black Hill when all of the sudden the clouds closed in and there were sounds of thunder and flashes of lightning. This was a little disconcerting so we kept walking as quickly as possible down the hill. We were told that