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... 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.
... call from someone wanting to book for next July when the TOUR DE FRANCE goes through Kettlewell, past her door! She’s fully booked already and would like a pound for every call she gets asking about availability.
Dinner was across the road at the Blue Bell Inn, built in 1680. They had a curry and pint deal that night for 10 pounds - very nice. Janice couldn't finish her pint but fortunately I was able to help her with ...
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.