Tag: Dales Way Link

Longest walks of 2023 so far…

Here are my 10 longest walks of 2023 so far! It’s amazing to think that every one of them is over 10 miles! Plus of couse, Bugsy has come along on each and every one of them!

 Dales Way, tick!

  1. Dales Way Link – Harrogate to Ilkley – 03/04/2023 – 17.74 miles
  2. Day 3 : Dales Way : Kettlewell to Oughtershaw, then Gayle, Hawes – 19/04/2023 – 16.70 miles
  3. Day 2 : ECP : Berwick upon Tweed to Lindisfarne Inn, West Mains – 03/03/2023 – 15.56 miles
  4. Day 7 : Leicestershire Round : Hallaton to Glooston Circular – 20/02/2023 – 13.31 miles
  5. Day 7 : Dales Way : Patton Bridge to Bowness on Windermere – 23/04/2023 – 13.31 miles
  6. Day 1 : Dales Way : Ilkley to Burnsall – 17/04/2023 – 13.17 miles
  7. Day 4 : Dales Way : Oughtershaw to Lea Yeat – 20/04/2023 – 12.43 miles
  8. Day 6 : Dales Way : Sedbergh to Patton Bridge – 22/04/2023 – 12.20 miles
  9. Day 1 : ECP : Marshal Meadows to Scottish Border and Berwick upon Tweed inc Halidon Hill Circular – 02/02/2023 – 11.89 miles
  10. Day 5 : Dales Way : Lea Yeat to Sedbergh – 21/04/2023 – 10.51 miles

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Happy #NationalPetDay 2023!

Happy National Pet Day 2023 everyone! So it’s time to do post all about Bugsy!!!

Everyone will know, if you follow me on Facebook, Twitter etc. At first, I just could not bond with him. Since I was still getting over losing Cooper. Also Bugsy, had a very good at winding up me!

Now had him for just over 1 year. And totally head over heels in love with him!

Here are just some of amazing adventures we’ve been on so far…

Monsal Trail

He walked the whole of the Monsal Trail, the from start to end, then back to the start! Covering a total distance of 18.53 miles!

You can check out the route we took at www.strava.com/activities/7834897778

Tan Hill Inn

He’s stayed at the Tan Hill Inn. Which is Britain’s highest public house at 1,732 feet (528m) above sea level.

Been to Scotland!

Well OK, he’s only walked about half a mile into Scotland. While doing day 1 of the England Coast Path! But it still counts, right?!?!

Dales Way Link – Harrogate to Ilkley!

He’s walked the Dales Way Link – Harrogate to Ilkley, covering a distance of 17.73 miles.

You can check out the route at www.strava.com/activities/8826320475

Of course, these are just some of the things he’s done over the last year! This year, is going to be everything else! He’s going to LOVE IT!

Dales Way Link – Harrogate to Ilkley! TICK!!

Let’s start with the only thing that pissed me off, during the whole day. That was LNER! We picked the 8.42am service from Grantham (GRA) to Harrogate (HGT). So we did not have to change at Leeds. So what did they go and do?!? But cancel the part running from Leeds to Harrogate.

Which also did piss me off. Since it was the first time, I had used a train this year. The railways really do not help themselves!

Also then found out information on Class 800s are well crap, kept telling us the train was still running all the way to Harrogate!

Right anyway moving on from that…. The walk was amazing. I loved each and every part of it! The weather could not have been better. Bugsy was so good the whole day! Love the young man he’s turned into!

The walk took us from Harrogate to Ilkley, following one the Dales Way Links, covering a distance of 17.73 miles.

You can check out the route at www.strava.com/activities/8826320475

More photos can be found at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/dales-way/

You will be pleased to hear LNER was great on the way back! We went First Class, since it only cost around £8 more!

First Class with LNER