The wire fences in the Yorkshire National Parks all have the same square design as in this photo. I didn't really think about it until I saw this pheasant escape our attention by flying through one of those squares. Wouldn't have believed it possible if I hadn't seen it with my own eyes. Didn't catch it on camera though
Saw pheasants everywhere today.
Walking across fields is so much kinder on the feet and we all needed that today! It was here that the path just seemed to disappear before our eyes. We couldn't find a gate or stile to get out of the field.
In the end we had to resort to climbing over the barbed wire fence. Luckily we all managed it without mishap.
There was a lot of stream crossing today via stones, fallen trees or any other way we could without falling in. Everyone except for poor Tim who managed to fall head first over what must have been the smallest stream we crossed.
No damage other than to pride was done.
Only had the one heavy rainfall today that required the waterproofs. The rest of the time we had sunshine and strong winds.
We came across this church standing alone with just one house nearby. As it was still raining we took shelter inside. Out of the wind and rain, it made an ideal spot for lunch.
We reached the small village of Gillamoor and for once the pub was open. The few we have past on this walk have been closed during the day. With only two miles to go we decided not to stop as we all felt we would never get going again.
It was such a joy to reach the village of Hutton Le hole. It is a beautiful spot. Tonight we stayed in a Bed and Breakfast, our one and only on this trip. All the others are hotels or pubs. We received a great welcome from Andrew our host, with tea and home made cake. There were lots of little touches in the room such as delicious hand made chocolates.
Steve and Paul were already fighting over who would get the 4 poster bed. The loser would be on the small roll out bed in the corner!
Our evening meal was at the local pub just a five minute walk away. This was a bit of a struggle for Tina and myself as once the boots were off we were both suffering. Tina went out in flip flops eventhough the temperature was just above freezing and I shuffled along with one foot half hanging out of my shoe. Great meal though.