Today we set off from The Dalesman Inn in Sedbergh in the most glorious sunshine.
Being a Sunday morning, it was very quiet as we left Sedbergh. The church service had already begun as we walked through the churchyard to get back onto the Dales Way.
We followed the river for a little way then had to briefly walk beside the busy A683 before crossing many fields and farms.
Unlike the Coast to Coast long distance path, the Dales Way is very well sign posted with these waymarkers.
The magnificent Howgill fells formed a backdrop to the landscape for most of the day.
Everywhere was looking so lush and green.
And did those feet in ancient time
Walk upon England's mountains green?
And was the holy Lamb of God
On England's pleasant pastures seen?
The path then took us back to the river once again.
We passed fields of wildflowers with the daffodils making way for the bluebells now, as well as the clumps of primroses and clusters of marsh marigolds by the riverside.
Luckily there is an overhead bridge.
Through the trees we could see Burneside paper Mill.
The walk was a joy today in the glorious sunshine. I would like to say the same for the village of Burneside but this is home to a small industrial area rather than a quaint, picturesque village.