Moorcock Inn Hotel
Travel Blogs from Forest of Bowland
Accommodation was at Bramaskew Farm, a genuine family owned farm so comfortable and welcoming we would have loved to stay longer. As we arrived Janet our host was heading down to feed the chooks and we sampled their produce the next morning in the form of beautifully poached eggs. Our boots were dried near the fire overnight and we had a lovely home-cooked meal.
An earlier start time and no rain, though it was cold and cloudy, allowed for a good pace and more rests today. Our first landmark, an old farm, now a hunting lodge, which we could see in the distance the whole time, seemed to get no closer as we marched towards it over boggy fields. The hunters were just getting organised to go out and shoot partridge, and their umpteen ...
... 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.
... otherwise desolate and beautiful limestone area, but we still felt miles from anywhere.Finally we neared Kettlewell.
The blister at the front of my right foot from yesterday felt pretty good compared to the two new ones that had developed during today, and I nursed them all down the slopes to the village. Each step was a careful orchestration of aching foot bones, muscles and blisters, so the address of our B&B ...
... 8220;Potts blue” face, and the hauntingly beautiful Bolton Priory, half destroyed, half fully functional church. We had
a good talk with a lady volunteering as a host at the priory. Weather was
fairly cold with showers, but not too wet. We crossed the first of many stiles,
and met some other walkers, including a mother and daughter and their two border-terrier
dogs who were walking even further than us that day.