|Statistics and Files|
|Start: Clay Bank Top||Finish: Glaisdale||Distance: 18.5 miles (29.8 km)|
|Time: 7-9 hours||Climbing: 463 metres||Rating: Strenuous|
|GPX Route File||Google Earth File||About the Cleveland Hills|
|Start: Clay Bank Top||Finish: Glaisdale|
|Distance: 18.5 miles (29.8 km)||Time: 7-9 hours|
|Climbing: 463 metres||Rating: Strenuous|
|GPX Route File||Google Earth File|
I woke to a fantastic sunny day and the weather was back on a par with the first two days of the journey. With Deke now ensconced back in Knaresborough I was now alone for the remainder of the walk. Or so I thought. In fact despite being officially solo I did enjoy the company of other Coast to Coast walkers from time to time. In fact I walked with new friends soon after leaving Clay Bank Top.
I enjoyed a lovely walk across the moors to Blakey and the Lion Inn with Chris and Zarina Brewer, a couple who have become friends during the course of this walk. Chris and Zarina were their usual great company and after enjoying a break at the Lion Inn with two pints of lager with scones in jam and cream I bid them a temporary farewell and was off like a steam train.
During this section I felt absolutely fantastic. I can recommend this walk to anyone who is feeling a little run down and wants to make themselves fit again and also to give themselves a feel good factor. A highly recommended remedy for lethargy. I delighted in lovely sights off the moors, in particular Great Fryup Dale. What a super name for an area. Also, this time of year is the best to be out on the moors as the heather in bloom is looking good now.
I am in the Arncliffe Arms in Glaisdale now. Steve and Dave do you remember the karaoke last time I was here, and do you want to remember the photographs we took in the room afterwards - some fine figures of men we are in those snaps! Back to the walk, two days of bliss to go. I hope the weather holds fair.