Mar 26 2011

The Craven Heifer – Stainforth

After finishing our walk back in Halton Gill, the lack of any watering holes there meant we had to drive on to the next village for some liquid refreshment, in the form of the Craven Heifer at Stainforth.

For a tiny village, there was ample parking opposite the pub, and upon arriving we entered the tiny room at the front. As there was a family in there just about to tuck into lunch, and taking up both tables, we thought we may struggle for a seat…however, we happened upon the room at the back, which was a grand size. Now the Craven Heifer is a Thwaites pub, Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 26 2011

Walk 25: Under The Cosh


Foxup with Ingleborough in the distance

route: Horse Head & Cosh Outside from Halton Gill
Date: 26th march 2011
distance: 8.8 miles
ascent: 1,338 feet
time: 4 hrs 30 mins
walkers: Dave, Leanne, Sandra & Simon Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 06 2011

The Racehorses Hotel – Kettlewell

Following a very pleasant ramble from Kettlewell up and around Conistone Moor, in wintry sunshine, it was decided (by Sir Edmund in advance!) that our hostelry of choice on our second visit to Kettlewell, would be the Racehorses Hotel.

Unmissable as you enter Kettlewell, it is a picture postcard pub, a grand white building with the River Wharfe gently flowing to its rear. We were deciding whether to sit in the beer garden at the back overlooking the river, however, we never got that far, as we were enticed by the roaring open fire in the back room. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 06 2011

Walk 24: Moor Haste, Less Speed


Looking back to Conistone Moor trig point

route: Conistone Moor from Kettlewell
Date: 6th march 2011
distance: 7.7 miles
ascent: 1,209 feet
time: 3 hrs 40 mins
walkers: Carol, Dave, Graham, Leanne, Roger, Ryan & Simon Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 26 2011

Hellifield House – Hellifield

Things were going well, Sir Edmund’s timing had been spot on, and we were back at the cars just after twelve…which meant we could be changed and in a boozer in time for the Swansea-Leeds kick off at 12.45

Having done research in advance, unfortunately none of the Malham pubs had Sky Sports, so the nearest spot was the Conistone Hotel at Conistone Cold. So we gets there just in time for kick off, to find we were gatecrashing a wedding. The happy couple didn’t appear too happy to have us come in and put the football on, so we had to find a plan B urgently! Read the rest of this entry »