Bolton Castle & Carperby, Thursday 13 August 2020

Posted by Pat Kassell on 2020-08-16

Bolton Castle & Carperby, Thursday 13 August 2020

Due to popular demand, two walks were due to leave the Aysgarth Falls National Park Visitor Centre car park.  Geraint had kindly agreed to lead the second walk, leaving at 10.30 am.  Our group gathered together and left at 10 am.  After a number of days of hot sunny weather, we experienced cooler and cloudier conditions but, thankfully, no rain or thunder and lightning.

We entered Freeholders Wood and decided against a visit to the Falls due to the number of people around which would have made “social distancing” difficult.  We continued along the path towards Bolton Castle, across fields and ancient woodlands, enjoying a coffee break along the way.  We met Geraint’s group who were walking the route in the opposite direction and continued on to enjoy our lunch by a dry riverbed.  The conversation flowed and we had plenty of laughs along the way.  The route then descended through Carperby, rejoining Freeholders Wood and returning to the car park. 

 

Steve  & Carol Charlton

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