|The poshest 'shut the gate' sign we've seen so far|
Dave was sporting his new Meindl walking boots and Berghaus
Our lunch stop was in the village of Kepwick, just in front of the ever-so
|Rhododendrons on the moors above Kepwick|
|Abandoned mine workings?|
Back on stony track again and ascending through Silton Forest we saw
|Marking National Cycle Network|
Our whole walk was about four and a half hours, including a reasonably leisurely lunch stop. We saw a few bees, a couple of butterflies including a beautiful blue one, a stoat or a weasel, a curlew (probably) and several swooping swallows. There were also more other walkers about on this route than we have seen since Roseberry Topping. Wednesday must be Walking Day around here! I will be sorry to leave the North York Moors. Brian at South View Farm campsite has been a good host and we wish him and his son all the best. Tomorrow (or today by the time I stop waffling and publish this) we are moving further north again. My next post will be from near to Alnwick! Perhaps Dave will stop serenading every walk with this song by then? Perhaps not. There are more moors in Northumberland!