Monday 30 August 2010

Middleham Backpack

This had been a walk which I'd first thought of about 3 years ago. So Ian and I left Middleham on a sunny Bank Holiday morning, we crossed over to Coverdale which we followed on field paths up to Horse House. A steep ascent led us onto the very dry moor. We struggled to find first water and secondly a sheltered pitch. However we found both eventually. A cool night followed and after breakfast we descended to Bishopdale, and then West Burton. Field paths and the main road crossed we reached the banks of the River Ure, which we would follow on and off nearly all the way back to Middleham. Highlights were the sighting of a Kingfisher and the series of small falls. After a cup of tea in Wensley we were soon back in the Square in Middleham.

Thursday 26 August 2010

Leeds Liverpool Canal

Another day on the Leeds Liverpool canal again only a short walk this time from the outskirts of Barnoldswick. art of the canal had been drained for repair of lockgates etc. The sun shone on and off all day, a pleasant day was had by all.

Tuesday 24 August 2010

Thornton in Craven

A short walk along the Leeds and Liverpool in the warm sunshine. All was tranquil with only the ducks creating a disturbance.

Sunday 15 August 2010

Dufton Lanes

An easy day as I get ready for my motorbike trip to the Scottish Highlands. We parked in Dufton and followed paths, tracks and lanes firstly to Brampton and then Long Marton and finally back to Dufton. The sun beat down on us all day forcing us to find shade where ever we could, we shouldn't complain!

Thursday 12 August 2010

Circuit of Malham Tarn

A walk round Malham tarn, mainly in the sun. An enjoyable day, not that busy considering its school holidays. We saw lots of Coots, a Lizard, Great Crested Grebe, Bullheads and some Penny Buns.

Sunday 8 August 2010

Dent Dale

A walk along the Dent valley following the river looking for caves. The weather was kind to us today the first day the sun has shone properly for a long time, whilst I've been out.

Thursday 5 August 2010

Tilbirthwaite Quarries

With Bill a short walk round Tilbirthwaite, Hodge Close and Penny Rigg. Just about managed to stay dry whilst we were out.

Roe Deer

First thing this morning and 2 Roe Deer Grazing only 40 metres away from home

Monday 2 August 2010

BMW Solway Coast

On the Bmw in mixed weather up the West Cumberland coast to see Dad at Abbeytown near Silloth an enjoyable ride despite the showers. The photo is in fact Maryport harbour.