Apr 21 2011

The Herriot Way

Since the Rambling Badgers were created in early 2010 we had discussed the possibility of us doing a long distance path, with the Coast to Coast or Pennine Way being mentioned most frequently. It would be foolish of us to just throw ourselves into a walk that long without at least trying a multi day walk slightly smaller in scale to see if we are suited to the daily routine. The Herriot way seemed like a perfect choice as it would take 4 days to cover the 50 miles or so, enabling us to find out if we liked living out of B&B’s and if we felt that we were capable of bigger walks in future. The links below document various aspects of our experience and should give a good account of what happened when the Rambling Badgers walked the Herriot Way.


Day One
Hawes to Aysgarth
Day Two
Aysgarth to Reeth
Day Three
Reeth to Keld
Day Four
Keld to Hawes

Apr 17 2011

The Fleece – Addingham

After a wonderful mornings walking, we headed from Bolton Abbey just down the road to the Devonshire Arms, however with the car park being rammed, and the girls deciding they were seriously underdressed, we abandoned that idea and headed for the next village, being Addingham.

That is where we happened upon The Fleece, and the place was heaving. The spring sunshine had brought out the good folk of Addingham, and the tables at the front of the pub were all taken. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 17 2011

Walk 27: Beam Me Up

Bolton Abbey

route: Beamsley Beacon from Bolton Abbey
Date: 17th april 2011
distance: 7.1 miles
height: 1,420 ft
time: 3 hrs 40 mins
walkers: Dave, Karen, Leanne, Sandra & Simon Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 09 2011

Elm Tree Inn – Embsay

It was ideal, the car park in Embsay turned out to be free upon our arrival, and after a pleasant but demanding 13 mile walk, more importantly, it was situated right bang next door to the Elm Tree Inn.

There were a few small tables at the front of the pub on Main Street in Embsay, but seeing as summer appeared to have arrived early, all of these were taken, thus, we went inside to find plenty of seating for us to Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 09 2011

Walk 26: Three Little Trigs

Flasby Fell beyond Crookrise Wood

route: Halton Height, Thorpe Fell & Crookrise Crag Top from Embsay
Date: 9th april 2011
distance: 13 miles
ascent: 2,310 feet
time: 6 hrs 40 mins
walkers: Andy, Dave, Graham, Jane, Katie, Leanne, Sandra, Simon & Stuart Read the rest of this entry »