Thursday, 14 June 2012

A-Walking: from Downholme Bridge to Reeth

Each of the three walks today took place in the Swaledale area of North Yorkshire. The number of people on today's A-Walk was 'seriously depleted' compared to previous weeks. This was due to other competing events, injuries and, of course, the inclement British weather.
Despite the weather, the A-Walk was competently and enthusiatically led by Jill Johnson (pictured below). She led a small and compact group of four walkers around her 15-mile route from Downholme Bridge to Reeth.
A-Walk leader - Jill Johnson

We set off from Downholme Bridge at about 10:27 am and headed in a westerly direction towards Nun Cote Nook. Turning north, we next made our way to Helwith Bridge - where we briefly encountered the B-party.
Leaving Helwith on a north-westerly bearing, we navigated a route that took us over moorland terrain to Kexwith. Following a river crossing and a good climb, we joined a well-defined track (Moresdale Road) that took us in a westerly direction towards Blea Gill.
At {NZ 026 040} we turned onto a southerly bearing and followed the course of Slei Gill (in spate) as far as Storthwaite Hall. From here we followed the route of Arkle Beck in a south-easterly direction towards Reeth.
Following our arrival in the village, we all had a splendid three-course meal in the Buck Hotel - starting with vegetable soup followed by roast beef and then, finally, apple tart!
Many thanks to Jill for organising such a great day out - and to Pat for arranging the meal.
Some of the photos that were taken during today's walking expedition can be seen by clicking on the pink button below:



At 15 June 2012 at 02:47 , Blogger martin spires said...

Lovely photos there, Phil. Reeth, is a lovely place and pleased to tell you, that I did my 7th coast to coast walk in 2 weeks of glorious weather.

At 19 June 2012 at 00:47 , Blogger philbee said...

Hello Martin,
Glad your 7th C2C was successful - and the weather was fine for you. The Club walk on Sunday last was in the area of the Cheviots. We went off from Ingram and climbed up onto Hedgehope Hill. The weather was reasonable but the conditions under-foot were treacherous - lots of mud and water! I hope you are keeping OK. We are off to do the West Highland Way on Saturday next. Warm regards.


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