Tuesday, 29 March 2005


The northern dales

A little further north today for a walk in the northernmost dales.

[Farmhouse in Arkengarthdale]

Distance: 5.68 miles
Ascent: 198 metres
Duration: 3 hours 22 minutes

Walk 9: Reeth, Arkengarthdale and Grinton

From Reeth we walked up Arkengarthdale a couple of miles before heading back to the pastures of Swaledale near Grinton.

Sheep have been a constant feature of these walks. Just east of Reeth we spotted two lambs standing on their mother's back, confirming a long-held suspicion of mine that the front line form little sheepy pyramids in an attempt to intimidate and frighten lonely walkers.

[Bridge over the river Swale]

Crossing the Swale west of Reeth was a small footbridge. Emma looked a little puzzled by my behaviour but I maintain that it's morally wrong to pass a suspension bridge without trying to recreate the Tacoma Narrows.

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