3 Aug 2013 – Cumbria Lake District/5
Friday 2Aug 2013 – Day 7 Orton – Kirkby Stephen 12.8mi/20.6km 0630-1700hrs
Nice weather for walking, not too hot nor wet. Long day taking many small breaks with not much spectacular, but then not towards the end of the Like District. Again over stiles and headed over fields to Ravenstonedale Moor, passing by Severals Village’s archaeological site, to Smardale Bridge and Smardale Fell.
Unbelievable, there is a chinese take-out-Panda and a chinese restaurant-Century here in Kirkby Stephen with a pop of just app 2,000! So far he biggest place to visit. My accommodations for tonight is quite lovely.
A lovely church by the market square and all kinds of shops on the main street. Also a HSBC Bank but I do not bank with them. Finally managed to find a decent C2C map for S$16 at the visitor centre just across the street from where I am staying.
Somehow all the village churches have been interesting and after being thru’ these villages, one can understand that living in such remote areas in the days where transport and communication were not so accessible, faith in such communities is an important way of life.
Night: Fri 2Aug at Old Croft House, Kirkby Stephen GBP35 S$68 for a room and separate bathroom.