Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019

Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019
On the Archduke's Path in Mallorca

Tuesday, 6 October 2020

Monday 5 October 2020 - on Holiday in Bowness

Well, this will be my first night away from home since early March! Not exactly a typical year.We are familiar with the Ryebeck Hotel, and they seem to have taken precautions against visitors catching anything nasty.

After sorting out at home (Lisa is decorating whilst we are away), we came up the M6 and A6 in heavy traffic for coffee with one of Sue's colleagues in the lovely village of Crosthwaite, before leaving the car in the hotel car park and enjoying a 10 km anticlockwise walking circuit on a fine, bright afternoon.

The top picture was taken near Lindeth, and the bottom one from the stone bench that marks either the start or the finish of the 81 mile Dales Way walk between here and Ilkley. (Sending this entry with pictures has failed. Let's see whether this further attempt without them works.)

We have a view of Lake Windermere from our room. After a fine day it's looking a little damp outside. Dinner cooked by someone else will go down well.

PS Many thanks for ongoing donations to the Levana charity. They are much appreciated - thank you messages to those who have not remained anonymous will be sent when we get home.


Sir Hugh said...

I have walked The Dales Way in sections all but the first five miles from Ilkley I reckon it is near the top of the list of recognised long distance paths in England. It is nearly all on old bridleways and lanes and cropped turf, and as far as I remember no tedious circuits of crop fields. It traverses the best of our unique limestone country.

Phreerunner said...

Conrad, if you look at the labels on the right, you'll see that I've written about both the Dales Way, and the (better) Dales High Way. Both excellent routes. The Dales Way extension beyond Ilkley is also an interesting area to walk through to Calderdale and beyond.

Sir Hugh said...

I agree. I did the Dales High Way as a continuous back pack - superb.