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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.
A bit of a hard slog today. We started with a scrumptious full English breakfast looking out the picture window into a beautiful garden where the birds were having their breakfast too. As we checked out a steady drizzle greeted us and kept us company until lunchtime as we tracked alongside the Wharfe and through nearby fields. Fortunately the rain was blowing at our backs and ...
... 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 ...
... its absence at times, freezing wind, boggy ground, rabbit warrens, thousands of sheep and lots of grouse. Oh yes, and rain - we had a great time. We drove up the valley to this quirky, tiny hamlet and did a scrambly walk in the high hills. At one stage we were following a sheep trail across a steep bracken covered hill, it became so steep, we had to crawl under a wire fence, just like the sheep, baa, baa humbug.
We got back to the hamlet, tired and hungry. Saw ...
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