I did meet a gentleman who, having, aged 83, completed the Dales Way, fell and broke his arm on a kerb in Windermere!
Oh, slowcoach, your message is such a ray of sunshine!!!
(I should add, for the benefit of those NOT from the north of England, that my opening remark is officially classified as "irony").
I gather that Gregg (who is younger than 83) has reached Windermere. Once he has conquered several Lake District peaks and ridges he will travel to Derbyshire and walk the southern end of the Pennine Way to complete what he started a few years ago. I'm looking forward to joining him from Edale to Crowden. It might be a while before his report on the Dales Way (which is his modification of the official route) reaches the internet, but meanwhile I'd advise Julie to go and do it in Sept/Oct, because there's got to be a return to good weather SOMETIME this year