and occasionally rides a bike.
A word of warning. The walk descriptions are not detailed enough to guide you - please take a map. The batteries never run out, and you always have a signal. Oh, And don't take left or right as gospel!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Gretton to Harringworth Lodge

About four and a half miles, fine windy morning. Norma, Chris W, Sue, Tommy and Gordon.
Ready for action after a short break!

Thursday, August 4, 2016


With Gordon. 9.15 am - finished at 11.10. 
A fine morning, but yesterday's wind is still in evidence. There are mini white horses on the water.

Cuckoo pint, a sign of autumn's approach.

The harvest is well under way

Two short strolls in Yorkshire

On Monday, I took my not quite eleven year old grandson, Isaac, who has his wrist in plaster after a sports accident a month ago, for a wander on Otley Chevin, when we eventually found the car park.
We picked a handful of bilberries and walked about two miles.
Grand views from there in spite of threatening clouds. And we found and ate a few bilberries, too!

Almscliffe Crag in the distance
Next stop Golden Acre Park cafe for lunch, then we walked for another three miles or so. 
Logging the mileage motivates youngsters (and oldsters) pretty well!

Tuesday, I had a couple of hours to myself and drove out to the Cow and Calf car park. A scramble wander to have a look at an old haunt, then a short stroll to a nearby cairn. Wonderful views again - I think I only realise how I've missed the hills when I see them again. But this was very short and no more than 200 feet of climbing!

From the car park

Looking down on climbing routes

View from the cairn

This is Bob. He runs on the moor most days, and takes a photograph of someone every day for his project of a thousand faces.  Well, I couldn't let him get away without turning the camera on him, could I?

Ah, these moorland paths!

I returned to the café, and tried out my Italian, which has now become hispanicised, on the man serving coffee - from Vieste in the Puglia region. The climate here looks a little different.