Todmorden:- Pennine Way
Not another bright, sunny South Pennine day for Mick and Frank H? Correct! It was not! Instead we had leaden-grey skies, rolling mist and lashing rain all driven on by a stiff westerly.
The task was to re-instate a significant marker-post on the Pennine Way just north of Warland reservoir. Parking at the White House pub gave us a level walk to the work site. As well as full rucksacks, Mick carried the spade and Frank H carried Mick's special bar - the long, heavy one that mysteriously increases its weight the further it is carried!
The marker-post had rotted away at the base so needed cutting:
Old marker-post getting a trim. A damp Mick holds it steady while an apparently automatic saw does the job!
The post was then re-positioned, dug in slightly and nailed to a convenient fence post.
Truncated post re-located and pointing to the White House. The suggested distance on the 'finger' has been checked on many a festival walk - it is an underestimation!
The post is at a junction comprising the Pennine Way, The Todmorden Centenary Way, the West Pennine Way (link Path) and a children's walk. Discs for these were added to a nearby fence post.
An even damper Mick in disc nailing mode!
Overall, a shortish but essential job. Frank H had only one question ...
... "Mick! Why have I carried this iron bar for 6.2 miles (~10 km) in the pouring rain?" ...
Today's work (and we have known drier days!) was funded by Todmorden Town Council.