A day of hiking the North York Moors, starting with a series of sdmall summits that includes the Wainstones, and then continuing on a railtrail to the isolated inn of Blakey
1 OSMOTHERLEY TO BLAKEY
Across the North York Moors
2 This will be another long segment, over 21 miles
3 A heavily fortified bus shelter
4 After leaving Osmotherley, we climb four moorland hills
5 Canola grows in the valley far below
10 Bluebells are in flower in Scarth Wood
18 Heather blooms in August
25 Gavin sings a chorus of, "Amazing tape, so sweetly unwound, that saves a wretch like me! My sole came off, but now it's bound. I hobbled, but now I proceed..."
26 As we near the top of Hasty Bank, a group of Cumbrian high schoolers are being taught survival techniques...
27 These rocks are called the Wainstones
28 ...while we eat lunch
29 We still have a long way to go, but into flatter terrain
33 From here, the rest of today is on a railtrail all the way to Blakey
34 Right about here - I heard a cuckoo!
35 Blakey is the only night's stop that is not in a village. We trun left off the railtrail, and there's the Lion Inn, all by itself in the middle of the moor! It's as though the Mars rover had suddenly bumped into a Starbucks.