Middlesbrough Hotel - Sporting Lodge
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... have improved dramatically. Much of the way has been along paved paths, built we learnt with the flag stones from demolished cotton mills. Today's path was wide and sandy, joining the old dismantled Rosedale railway all the way to Blakey Ridge. There were loads of people on it. A community marathon had sweaty tattooed creatures passing us regularly, then there were the cyclists, other trekkers, weekend walkers and even a couple of trail bikes competing for the ...
... 3 steep climbs (accumulatively 1000m) and descents . The gradients were tough but we were rewarded with spectacularly clear views to the north and east. For much of the time the ground to the left of the path fell away steeply giving uninterrupted cliff like views to the fields and villages 1000 ft below. The moorland itself was covered with heather, some in flower and much prettier than anything we had crossed ...
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.
Dinner at the White Swan last night was not great. The tiny pub only had 7 guests, 3 C2C walkers, 2 C2C cyclists and 2 locals sitting at the bar drinking with the publican and his wife. The 4 of them were going out as soon as the rest of us had eaten our dinner. We therefore felt a bit under the pump not to hold them up! They were already a little twitchy when Katrina and I turned up 15 ...
... us off. There was no where to hide! Right in the face!! As it was just about opening time at the Farmers Arms and we were very wet and cold we made an unscheduled stop there for lunch. Hot vegetable soup, a ploughman's, apple crumble with lashings of piping hot custard, hot tea and coffee and those nasty drivers were almost forgiven. The afternoon got slightly better. The rain stopped at least. We walked around ...