Continuing the scanning of my 1980 slides, I've reached a solo two-day backpack on the Yorkshire Moors, en route from Lincoln to Manchester. By now my parents had moved from Guisborough to Lincoln, and I may have spent a week's holiday studying for insolvency exams in Lincoln, before making my way back home via this favourite area.
My diary, again typed out by Nick, is at the bottom of this posting, which I'll describe mainly by way of captions.
I based my route on part of the Crosses Walk, an annual 53 mile challenge walk across the Yorkshire Moors, taking in numerous ancient crosses that litter these moors. The walk was conceived in 1971. I'd moved to Manchester by then, otherwise I may well have participated. Malcolm Boyes wrote about the walk in a Dalesman book published in 1974. A fascinating read. The walk has continued to be organised as an ultra marathon event, but the June 2020 event was cancelled due to Covid, and I can't find any information about a 2021 event, though self-guided options are available.