Rawcliffe: Family Walk

Posted by Swaledale Outdoor Club on 2009-07-04

We tried another family walk, but this time we were loners with just our family of four for company. It was a still, sunny, warm, afternoon (that was our error!) We set off from Rawcliffe village in the NY Moors and headed down towards the NY Moors railway, but to avoid lots of mud, and a herd of cows, we took a longer detour. When we arrived at the railway station, it was glorious, as we saw the steam train heading in, we stopped for ice-cream and re-evaluated our walk.
We had under-estimated how long it would take so setting off at 1pm again won’t be an option! We walked up out of the valley again along a narrow well overgrown path, which was hard work, and then turned round and came down, regretting the fact that we had gone up! It was a hard slog back up to Rawcliffe, but we loved the sound of the steam trains and we were braver as climbed up through the field of cows. We were very appreciative of the views, knowing we must return, but an earlier start would be better.

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