Started at: 10.15
Arrived : 2.50
Ascent 2,329 ft
We started out in cool, cloudy conditions but it soon brightened up and we enjoyed a very plesant walk over the moors with lovely views over Great Fryup Dale and Glaisdale. On route we encountered Fat Betty who had plenty of treats available to fuel our walk but we declined having recently demolished a hearty breakfast at The Lion. Just after this encounter we were overtaken on the lane by a group of cyclists, one of whom shoulted to us “all right lads” – cheek!
Near Glaisdale we saw the lovely ‘Beggars Bridge’, which was built 400 years ago by a local lad to provide a safe crossing for courting couples.
Today’s walk should have been 11.4 miles with an ascent of a mere 400 ft but, towards the end, we encountered a very muddy section and, rather than spend an hour slipping and sliding to cover a mile, we took to the high road and ended up doing an additional 1.4 miles over a very large hump …. still, we kept our feet relatively dry!
As a footnote to Day 13’s post, for all those animal welfare followers, we wish to reassure you all that no animals were harmed in the production of this blog.