The Pennine Way runs right past the pub and it is not unusual to see hikers taking a break from their 268 mile walk. On the mantlepiece of the fireplace is a 'coco de mare' which is a double coconut. How it got there nobody seems to know. Lynne and I saw them growing in the Seychelles many years ago. Near the kitchen is a large wall map of the world with coloured pins denoting satisfied customers from all over the world. Every summer holiday on our visit to the White House we always checked there was pin in Hong Kong!
David stood by the poem 'Rain' by Simon Armitage near Blackstone Edge
*** If you go to 'Travel Journals' you will find a piece of writing entitled 'My First Mountain!' which describes one of my many training runs from my mum's house in Littleborough up to the summit of Blackstone Edge.
*** Also in 'Poetry' you will find a poem I wrote last year called 'Grit'. It was inspired by my love of climbing the millstone grit cliffs and boulders on Blackstone Edge.
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