Day 46 Hawes to Tan Hill Inn

20th May 2018

Weather: Overcast with high white cloud in morning, thickening later. Warm with cool breeze on high ground.

All Day 46 photos on Dropbox

Woke at 04:50 to a sunny morning. After a huge pan of porridge and some fruit I set off walking 06:20. It was hot in the valley yesterday afternoon so I wanted to start in cool conditions.

Was on Great Shunner Fell by 09:30, having met Simon, organic cattle farmer from Lewes, Sussex. We walked along & chatted for a bit. Spoke with a group of walkers from Leicestershire going towards Thwaite. I won’t forget the open-mouthed look from one lady on learning of my “quest”.

Had a “cyclists breakfast” at a hotel cafe in Thwaite 11:50 which set me up for some time. This was Swaledale, a most beautiful dale. The walk from Thwaite to Keld, high above a steep-sided limestone valley, with a wide river bed. Primroses and bluebells on the hillside.

Stopped at Keld 14:00-14:30 dipping my feet in the river. Then a walk across moorland: several noisy curlews, arriving Tan Hill Inn 16:30

Lots of fun chat in the Inn with Simon, two runners – who met Kat at Tan Hill yesterday.

A 6-bunk dorm room all to myself. Just as well, it would have been crowded with 3 people

View from Hardraw bridge

Simon on the ascent: Abbotside Common behind.

Great Shunner Fell summit

Thwaite in distance on descent

Tree fern fossil (?) on track.

Above Thwaite

Above Swaledale looking NE

Looking SE

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Hawes to Tan Hill track as planned on ViewRanger

Author: Walklizard

May your feet stay dry as you walk through the bog. May your face be unblemished as you walk in the sunshine.

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