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Diary Day Twelve

Day Tan Hill to Baldersdale
Date Tuesday 6th June 2006
Distance 10.80 miles
Total Distance 141.70 miles
Ascent 854 feet
Total Ascent 24,433 feet
Moving Average 2.70 miles per hour

Sunny and hot with occasional light breeze



We had a lovely evening with Auntie Gladys, so thanks again to Dave for driving her out to the highest pub in England at Tan Hill.

This is a pleasant if not unusual place with a lamb in the bar called Tan the Lamb with a St Georges Cross on itís back which had been hand reared from a day old because itís mother had rejected it, to ducks waddling around inside.


After meeting Gary at breakfast we started out at 9.30am taking the road and track route to Sleightholme Farm meeting up again with Gary who took the moor route on the way to Godís Bridge. We all rested and absorbed the splendour of this natural limestone bridge over the River Greta. Gary left us here as he planned to reach Middleton on Tees today so we wished each other well and bid our farewells.


Onward then under the A66 underpass, Ravock Castle, Deepdale Beck, Bowes Moor, Cotherstone Moor arriving at Baldersdale at 2.30pm. It was pleasant walking albeit spongy underfoot over the moors, Colin being pleased that it had stayed fine. We have now passed half way and have a whole holiday cottage to ourselves at Clove Lodge for the night. It has a bath so itís off for a good soak now to be ready for supper at 7pm, weíll report again tomorrow



Ta-ra for now Mo, Dave & Colin.

Tan the Lamb, look carefully!

Dave & Colin at Gods Bridge

Mo on Bowes Moor

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