I had several forests to hike through on this day to get there and I enjoyed each of them. There were some good views to be seen from the ridges. The rain came in later on in the day which made it slow going and my estimated arrival time of 7pm turned out to be 8:45pm.
I walked the last part of this section in the dark with the headlight on. I was so hungry by the end of it so I splashed out and enjoyed a good meal at Warkworth where I stayed at Bridge House Lodge (believe it or not – a house by a bridge which was turned into a lodge).