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... the end of our steady climb up Wharfdale, flowing east, and the beginnings of Dentdale and the river Dee flowing west.We arrived at the Sportsmans Inn with an hour or so til check-inn, and could have easily pressed on to the village of Dent. But that would have to wait until tomorrow. For now it’s a nice warm bath, pub dinner and sleep to the sound of the nearby river.
... on the same day it was announced that the tour was starting in Yorkshire.
Today’s foot report: Though gradually becoming trail hardened, mine were still giving me considerable pain at the end of the day, even as we ate dinner and relaxed later. Cycling is great for the legs and lungs but makes your feet soft. Janice being the more regular walker is doing fine.
... Far Lane” didn’t bode well. Fortunately the village was tiny, but we still managed to circumnavigate it finding our B&B.
Our grand tour of Kettlewell passed impossibly beautiful stone cottages, all it seemed, with carved dates over their doors of 16-something-or-other. We were warmly greeted at Pennycroft B&B by our host Lizzie and the smell of berry jam she was making. While we settled in Lizzie ...
Our first day of walking was a long one, at 22km, made just
a bit longer (+3km?) by my suggestion to start near our B&B at a rock formation called
the Cow and Calf and then down through the Ilkley Moor to the old bridge in the
town, the official starting point of the Dales Way.
The first part of the walk follows the river Wharfe through
some interesting villages and sites. We enjoyed the old church at Addingham ...
... sheep...... the Swalesdale variety.... They have funny speckled black faces, curly horns and dark speckled legs and they think they have the right of way over everything, everywhere.. Funny thing is....they do!!!
Guess what... our research has paid off. we have found the perfect eccles cake. It was hiding in a little bakery at Hawes in the Wensleydales. We ate it with relish, it even beat the ones we ate in York.
What will happen in York? Watch this space.