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Travel Blogs from Leyburn
... We even struck up a conversation with local descendent Jack Sedgwick who was a typically friendly Yorkshireman.
Soon after Dent a fine drizzle developed, and this steadily increased as the afternoon went on so by the time we reached Sedbergh (England’s book capital) around 3pm we were in full rain gear.A visit to this lovely town would have been nicer in ...
... dogs looked gorgeous in the back of the utes, patiently waiting to get going. Here we diverted from the official Dales Way, via a popular alternate section, climbing up to the top of the hill, then for a few hundred metres walked along what was a Roman road, also part of the Pennine Way. Then across wind-blown moors for an hour or so, feeling miles from anywhere. This ...
... 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.
This was a shorter day of 15km with great variety and plenty of sunshine, but a cold wind and occasional short showers.
After a full English breakfast we began by visiting St Wilfrid’s Church two doors up the road from our lodgings in Burnsall. This beautiful small church, still in use, has a list of rectors on display going back to 1270. The area was invaded and settled by the Vikings who converted to Christianity ...
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 ...