I’ve taken myself, the dogs and the bike up north to the North Yorkshire Dales for a well earned break from work and the house…which still isn’t complete!!! My family live above Skipton, in Malhamdale, anyone who knows the area will know the beautiful sights of Malham Cove, Malham Tarn where Charles Kingsley was inspired to write the Water babies, Gordale Scar and Janets Foss. If you ever get chance you should take the opportunity to visit and amble along the lovely river Aire and Pennine Way to be welcomed in to the Listers Arms in Malham for the local ale, you can then amble and take the sights around the cove, tarn and scar to return back to the Listers for some great food and more ale!
This week has been full of walking, we’ve been up Penyghent where the dogs loved scrambling up the far side, a trip to the Lake District from the North Side of Windermere from Red Nab across from Belle Grange to Hawkshead by Claife Heights and back via Latterbarrow overlooking the Langdales and Coniston Old Man where the views were phenomenal, where we used to spend our child hood holidays and to top it off I really wanted to top the week off by cycling up the side of Malham Cove, up to the tarn and back down the valley, it was amazing with the mist in the dale nobody around and a great challenge! The dogs are unusually quiet and sleeping well, I think I may have finally worn them out! So back to home tomorrow to see how the house is coming along, Clares been home alone all week so anything could have happened!
More importantly, are we ready for the Belton Bicycle Club (BBC) ride on the 18th October from the Sun Inn at 2pm, 22 miles of great company and a hear there are a couple of stops along the way. I’ll be heading out from home (Finchley House) with a group at 9am that morning if anyone wants to join for a slightly longer ride, to be back at the Belton Boozer before 2pm ready for the final 22 miles, you are more than welcome to join us. For anyone who hasn’t got the BBC shirts yet, there is still opportunity and they look fantastic!