Day 12 UKc2c

7 Aug 2013 – North York Moors

Wed 7Aug 2013 – Day 12 Danby Wiske – Ingleby Cross 11m/17.7km  0700-1300hrs with stops including a meal at the Exelby Service Cafe on A19


Road walk out of Danby Wiske with a big clear Coast to Coast sign in red by a lone tree. Passing Oaktree Hill with the synagogue on the corner of A167, the first seen on this trail! Again the sun ray is showing me the path today.


Again into farmland and gravel roads make it more a stroll then hike!


One of the farms sure has a good sense of humour with their stile 🙂 Concrete stairs to cross the railway lines. Never ASSUME or you will make as ASS of U and ME 🙂 🙂


Longlands Farm, my favourite car and what a beautiful colour, at Grinkle Carr.


A cafe by the gas pump and seeing the pix on the wall, one would guess the main occupation of the clients who frequent here. Stopped to have eggs and beacon and my first Pesi after 4hrs of strolling! Also needing the fuel to attempt the most dangerous road crossing on the A19. Pix was taken only after being safe and sound across. Considering then you just walked from the lovely lane with the trees and suddenly face with the traffic, glad that there was food and caffeine in the body!!


Heading into Ingleby Arncliffe passing by Homeland with a flag where the biggest goose was in sight, probably getting ready for Christmas…


Road signs that show that I am on the correct way to Ingleby Cross, the WaterTower and a nut waiting for another nut here in the Blue Bell Inn.


Today has been another perfect day with time to chat to other fellow thru’ hikers and get their names – Jo, Robbie and their dog Worceste; Dorothy&Malcom, Phil and Dee&David. Thank you all you lovely people for crossing paths…


Night: Wed 7Aug at The Blue Bell Inn Ingleby Cross. Room with attached bathroom, 1 Gin+tonic pre drink, steak dinner+a glass of wine GBP66 S$130

Day 11 UKc2c

7 Aug 2013 – Yorkshire Dales

Tue 6Aug 2013 – Day 11 Richmond – Danby Wiske 12.5m/20km  0700-1400hrs


A glorious morning to be leaving Richmond but that is life.  Walking and saying goodbye to River Swale as the path will be moving away inland after Bolton-On-Swale.


Thank you, sweet Kate who was walking her dogs, showed the old railway bridge and put me on the correct path to Catterick Bridge. Kate is about the same age as Katy and that got me thinking of all the grandchildren and how much I am looking forward to seeing them again.


Crossing the road was quite a challenge in the busy morning traffic. Glad to see Brompton-On-Swale behind and safely back to the footpath with Catterick Bridge in the background.


Goodbye to the Daft WellyWalkers (today there are 5 of them!) as they will be marching on to Ingleby Cross tonight. Thank you for crossing paths at this stage of life’s journey. Will miss not seeing them on the trail. May the sun rays shine on our paths and keep us safe all the way into Robin Hood’s Bay.


St Mary’s Church and the Old Pump House at Bolton-On-Swale. There is also a memorial to Henry Jenkins who died at age 169!!



The path continues onto farmlands and the rest on to long quiet road walks in company of many white delicate butterflies.  George Baker, the owner of Whitwell Farm stopped to have a chat as he was wondering where I am from; so far, have not seen any Asians doing this hike!


Heading to StreetLAM! and with a name like that, had to take a pix. A tree house on the path and a house with beautiful flowers just a few steps off the path.


To Danby Wiske, happy to see the couple with the dog and the 2 ladies with their dog. They will be staying elsewhere as White Swan does not permit dogs.

Night: Tue 6Aug at White Swan Danby Wiske. Room with separate bathroom, dinner+a glass of wine, packed-lunch GBP63 S$122

I don’t think l’d change the path that’s got me where I am today –  Curtis Joseph