Having done the route at least 6 times, I find the second half the better, but maybe thats because I do it non stop and it all downhill so to speak after the first 40 miles. However thinking about it, yes I definatly do prefer the last 40 mile to the first. Although Wharfdale indeed the whole route is beautiful, I find the section from Kettlewell to Gearstones is the part I want to get over and done with the most, apart from some short stretches.
Dave.

[This message has been edited by Slogger (edited 24 July 2006).]