Bloody hell. This was a long 26k. It took a total of 9hrs walking with 15min for lunch.
The climb out of Patterdale continued past Angle tarn then up Kidsty Pike, (780m) the highest point on the coast to coast, was grueling but very enjoyable. The descent was not much fun though went back on my other knee.
This effort only covered about a third of the day. The next two thirds (in rain) consisted on 1/3 along the shores of Hawsewater and the final third over right of ways and bloody heaps of styles.
The couple of pints, fist full of anti inflammatories, hot meal and a warm bed in the Greyhound pub have gone some way to revive me.