Thursday, 19 March 2015

Burnsall to Appletreewick via The Dales Way

A day out with Sal in the Dales took us to Burnsall again. It was springtime and the sheep were lambing so all we could hear was the call of the lambs to their mothers. A few stupid tourists (who were old enough to know better) were trying to get close up photos of the newly born lambs. I can only assume that they weren't aware of the consequences of a lamb running from its mother and then being rejected by her.

We took The Dales way eastwards along the banks of the River Wharfe to Appletreewick. What a lovely walk it is. You are never very far away from the riverbank until you get to the caravan site and then you have to cut up to the road for the last couple of hundred yards. We took our time and also took loads of photographs on the way.

No visit to Appletreewick is complete without a visit to The Craven Arms which is my favourite Dales pub. We had lunch there, both of us having Panini and we shared a portion of chips. The ale was excellent as expected and Sal's cider refreshing.

Fully fed and watered, we set of back the way we had come and reflected on a lovely afternoon out in one of Yorkshire's finest Dales.

A journey of two halves.

It was one of those all too frequent occasions when the weather forecast had a big wad of thick cloud and rain hanging over Cumbria whilst ...