I thought How Stean Gorge must be what The Strid would look like without any water, mebbe not quite as deep, but interesting anyway. The group didn’t do the How Stean Gorge tour, that would have cost £5.60 each. Mebbe me n Peter will do it another day.
The dogs on the walk were Lexi, Sylvia, Stacey, Flash and Frankie. Sylvia was having a couple of hormonal days and behaved like a total tramp, constantly swinging her hips at Frankie. Poor Frankie, he had Sylvia presenting her assets to him all the time, and Rich his owner shouting at him to stay away. Not a good day for a boy dog.
|The view as we approached Middlesmoor|
|This little piggy must have flown all the way home|
We'd been stripping our layers off as we went uphill. But it wasn't long before we put them on again, it was blowing a freezing wind from the the North at us.
|We followed the Nidderdale Way along In Moor Land over (strangely enough), In Moor|
|Looking down on Scar House Reservoir. The weather is wonderful|
|Looking over the edge|
|This one was taken on the day though. I really quite like it. I wonder what causes the foamy lines though?|
Thing is, we didn't move out of the photographers shot, and he was not happy about it. He made lots of rude and snotty comments to our group as each of them passed him. He got a few back too!
|Looking back on Scar House Reservoir|
|Scar House Reservoir Dam in the distance.|
Once back at Lofthouse, it was into the Crown Hotel for a refreshing something before going home. An unusual establishment, It doesn't sell tea (much to Bob's annoyance), and there isn't a gents loo inside. From what I could make out, the lads were sent outside to a sort of brick shed, except it didn't have a roof, or lights or anything but a trough to pee into.
You can see it on this view on Google Earth, the hotel is on the right, and the outside loo is on the left, beyond the cars. The outside karsey
Luckily the ladies were treated slightly better and could stay inside in the warm.
So that was our Saturday walk, 11 miles which I thoroughly enjoyed. Tomorrow we have another walk starting from Jervaulx Abbey, and the weather is going to be good too. How class is that!