Start Time : 9.15
Arrived : 3.20
Distance: 13.4 miles
Ascent: 2,037 ft
Before we set off this morning, surgery was required on Steve’s little toe. Nurse Cep fixed him up and off we went, Unfortunately we had a false start as we forgot our walking sticks, the 13.4 miles above should have been 12 miles but, as today was an easy day, what the hell!
Today’s walk was a lazy amble along the riverside in Swaledale, according to AW, the prettiest dale by far, He offers an alternative high level route along the historical mining paths which we declined, on the basis that the lower route is reputedly more scenic. It did not disappoint. Today the sun came out a few times to say hello to us – a very welcome change to the heavy rain of the preceding days, tho’ we still managed to get wet (yet again) for the last half hour of the walk.
Lovely evening in pretty Reeth, so we’re off to the pub for a pint and a bite to eat.
PS: Another item was highlighted as missing from our packing today, i.e. a bee-keeper’s hat to keep all the midges at bay – this damp weather definitely brings them out in droves.