Helme Park Hall County House Hotel & Restaurant
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With only a week to go I thought I'd try out our first blog entry! Just a boring entry about preparation. Anyway to ensure we can be self sufficient for at least 48 hours, as in the fridge, lights and water pump keep running without electric hookup. I replaced our faulty 105ah leisure battery with a larger 125ah one. After all no one should have warm beer on holiday.
... 30 min climb up through a wood and we arrived at the delightful village of Osmotherley. During the climb we looked back admiring the view. The visibility was exceptional across almost 180 degrees. We could see the flat grounds of the Vale of Mowbray immediately below, the distant Pennines beyond, and towards the horizon a couple of high peaks from the Lakelands. We walked across all of ...
Day 12 completed. Only 5 more to go. Wainwright in his book was not very flattering of this stage of the walk. It was a bit of a trudge in parts. No sooner had we left Richmond it started raining, steady and moderately heavy, lasting the whole morning. A couple of older gents from Reading caught us up while we were putting on our jackets so we stuck together and soldiered on. We talked English history, the art of dry ...
We had a lovely 21 km walk today across gently rolling fields into Richmond. There was little hard climbing or struggling through muddy bogs. The route took us out of the Pennines, still following the Swale river, past the tiny villages of Marrick and Marske before descending into the castle town in the early afternoon. Further east we could make out the flatlands we will be covering in the next few days and beyond them the high grounds of the North Yorkshire ...
... sounded just the thing. We set off in a cool overcast following the waters of the river Swale into the villages of Muker, and then Gunnerside. We stopped for lunch there, and whilst we waited for our meals, noticed light rain falling from the window. This continues on and off for the remainder of the walk, stopping as we got to Reeth. The walk was an easy ...