Wednesday, May 16

Wythmoor Farm to Kirkby Stephen

Much shorter distance today but it felt longer at times, even with the glorious weather this morning. I passed some wonderful bridges and swimming spots that might have been tempting in warmer weather.

Swimming spot in the River Lune
Many hills were climbed and descended as the route wound its way between the mountains cheek by jowl with the M6 and the west coast main line railway, before eventually swooping off west to Orton for lunch (see the pud pic!) and eventually to Kirkby Stephen.
Jam roly poly with cream. Didn't touch the sides

The hostel here is most comfortable; a former YHA place now run privately but on similar lines. Very clean and tidy, and lovely common room/communal areas in the former chapel. Upper balcony still in place with comfy chairs and bookshelves; nice!

Through the Lune valley
So tomorrow it's the big hill, which thankfully has a pub at its summit as I'm going to need some motivation. Shortly after the pub I'll be leaving the W2W to take another route towards Richmond. Hopefully downhill :-)

1 comment:

Gareth Gardner said...

That pud looks good!! You are certainly getting some good dessert action on your trip :) xxx