Still not on the correct path yet, as we realised we needed to be on the other side of this barbed wire fence.
Jim showed us the way forward here.
Red grouse: 12th Aug - 10th Dec
Black grouse: 20th Aug - 10th Dec
Partridge: 1st Sept -1st Feb
Pheasant: 1st Oct - 1st Feb
No shooting is allowed on Sundays or Christmas Day. Nor is it allowed between one hour after sunset and one hour before sunrise.
Peering inside the shooting lodge I was hoping for a different photo than than the one I captured!
Steve takes some time out for a rest before tackling the next section.
I wasn't looking forward to this section as I find moorland monotonous with little to break up the skyline. It is also difficult to walk across so I was pleasantly surprised to find a track going across the moor making walking so much easier.
In the distance the reservoir reflected the glorious blue skies.
Had to cross a field of cows which, as many of you know, I would sooner crawl through a field full of spiders and snakes than go anywhere near cows! Walking in a group does have its advantages at times like this though.
Crossing the River Ure we left Masham with only 4 miles to go before arriving at our destination in Snape.
A tractor could only just squeeze past us as the lane was so narrow but it wasn't long before the 15th cent Snape Castle came into view.
One year on from our walk last year and we all seem to be suffering from blisters. Last year we were all blister free. With 75 miles still to go I am not pleased about having blisters at this point!