A stroll through Wensleydale 9 August 2018
A stroll through Wensleydale – Thursday 9 August 2018
There were 12 of us for this very pleasant walk along field paths and tracks: Ann, Caroline, Yvonne, Brian, Patrick, Graham Berry, Dave W, Peter, Ron & Pat and we welcomed two new members, Geraint and Kathleen Howells. There was a brief rain shower as we were putting on our boots but after that the sun came out and stayed out.
We set off along the driveway to Bolton Hall but soon turned off to cross fields and the Wensleydale railway line and paused for a coffee stop in a woodland glade before walking the length of the village of Preston-under-Scar. After leaving the village, we crossed a ladder stile across what turned out to be a precarious stone wall as several stones decided that was the time to topple off. Fortunately, there were no injuries. We then crossed the road and descended through fields to cross the railway line again – not a train in sight although we had heard one earlier. After a couple more fields we joined Wood End Lane past Redmire church and then doubled back across fields and through West Wood to join a path along the River Ure. We stopped for lunch on the river bank in sight of Lords Bridge which we then crossed and followed the riverside path back to Wensley Bridge. We spotted a heron in the field just before the bridge.