Started at: 8.50
Arrived at 12.52
Ascent 1,922 ft
Fuelled by an excellent home-made (don’t fall for ‘home cooked’ signs, it’s not the same!) meal at the Kings Arms Hotel, Steve’s 5th sticky toffee puddidng and a superb breakfast at our digs, we commenced our journey to Richmond. Last night’s forecast for today was appauling so we were happily surprised to wake to a dry dawn. We started our journey as early as practicable in the hope that we could make good progress towards Richmond before the onslaught came – we did really well and got to the outskirts of the town before it started. Whilst we were trying to cover the ground quickly, it was not so quick that we could not enjoy the beautiful Swaledale scenery over today’s undulations, pretty villages and the first woodland of the C2C – a most enjoyable walk.
After a nice coffee and wash up, we’re off now to enjoy the delights of Richmond on this bank holiday Monday afternoon …. and the rain’s even stopped for us!
We’ve split the next 23 mile journey through the Vale of Mowbray over 2 days – this is the part of the journey which AW found the most tedious so we have low expectations – but there is the Cleveland Hills to look forward to later in the week.