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Travel Blogs from Leeming Bar
Checked into our Uber Modern B&B in the old walled city of York. The friendly owner has gone all out in redecorating our room in a Japanese theme and electronics and buttons galore (press button shower, smart 3D TV, silent fridge etc). The old city has a myriad of narrow winding streets and 14th century houses and, of course Minster Cathedral, a sprawling example of a 13th century ...
... like double so it was a relief to arrive around 5pm. There’s not much at Oughtershaw, just a few houses, and the two farms nearby that provide accommodation are really quite remote on the high moorlands.
Our host Freya at Swarthghyll said their barn/bunk accommodation that sleeps forty was booked out, by regular cycling visitors, for next year’s Tour ...
... Far Lane” didn’t bode well. Fortunately the village was tiny, but we still managed to circumnavigate it finding our B&B.
Our grand tour of Kettlewell passed impossibly beautiful stone cottages, all it seemed, with carved dates over their doors of 16-something-or-other. We were warmly greeted at Pennycroft B&B by our host Lizzie and the smell of berry jam she was making. While we settled in Lizzie ...
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 ...
... only bad clothes".
A pub dinner was planned (at the Bar T'at*), but we couldn't hold out until 5:30pm opening so we had pretty good pizza at 4pm (midnight on the body-clock) and went home for an early night.
* Bar T'at is a chain of pubs, one in Ilkley of course. The name, as Ian informed us, incredulous that we'd never heard it, is from the "famous" unofficial anthem of Yorkshire, ...