Mar 10 2012

Walk 44: Tow The Line

A bridge over the Leeds/Liverpool Canal near Alder Carr Wood

route: Leeds to Skipton along the Leeds / Liverpool Canal
10th march 2012
distance: 29.4 miles (Dave, Graham, Roger & Simon), 23.2 miles (Leanne & Sandra)
ascent: 55 feet
time: 12 hrs (Dave, Graham, Roger & Simon) – 9 hrs 55 mins (Leanne & Sandra)
walkers: Dave, Graham, Leanne, Roger, Sandra & Simon Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 26 2012

The Maypole Inn – Long Preston

Right I’ll be honest, we must have passed the Maypole situated on the A65 dozens of times en route to numerous walks in the Yorkshire Dales, and I, somewhat unobservantly, have never noticed it. However today, we were walking from the small village of Long Preston, and as such got parked up pretty much outside the pub door, which is always a plus for Sir Edmund, come the end of each walk.

And so, as night follows day, pub followed walk, and in we went…tap room or lounge was the first conundrum, tap room it was. And it was empty, Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 26 2012

Walk 43: Moor Bark Than Bite

Limestone scars near Attermire

route: Hunter Bark, Langcliffe and Newton Moor from Long Preston
26th february 2012
distance: 11.1 miles
ascent: 1,765 feet
time: 6 hrs 05 mins
walkers: Dave, Graham, Leanne, roger, Sandra & Simon Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 11 2012

The Station – Ribblehead (3rd Visit)

We were back on old stomping ground today, starting and finishing our walk in the shadows of the Yorkshire 3 peaks, at the Ribblehead viaduct. As such, at the conclusion of our walk, our watering hole had to be the Station Inn.

Having reviewed this on a couple of occasions recently, there isn’t much more to say about the layout of the place that hasn’t been commented on before, as it hasn’t changed since last time, and it will always remain popular due to its location. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 11 2012

Walk 42: Cave The Way

The snow covered farm track near Lodge Hall

route: Cave Hill from Ribblehead
11th february 2012
distance: 8.2 miles
ascent: 1,039 feet
time: 3 hrs 15 mins (graham), 4 hrs 05 mins (Dave, Leanne, Sandra & Simon)
walkers: Dave, Graham (the previous day), Leanne, Sandra & Simon Read the rest of this entry »