Lyke Wake Walk

13th June 2009

Our hostel: Bransdale Mill, absolutely nowhere near the start or finish
Our hostel: Bransdale Mill, absolutely nowhere near the start or finish
Assembled at the start: pre-dawn
Assembled at the start: pre-dawn
Lucy's not quite awake yet
Lucy's not quite awake yet
First light: sun rising over the moors
First light: sun rising over the moors

Vince on Carlton Moor: grudgingly waking up by now
Vince on Carlton Moor: grudgingly waking up by now
Nigel seems in good spirits as yet
Nigel seems in good spirits as yet
Viewing plate at Cringle Moor
Viewing plate at Cringle Moor
10am: Checkpoint number two, ten miles in (there was no checkpoint one)
10am: Checkpoint number two, ten miles in (there was no checkpoint one)

The path turns in from the edge: Urra Moor
The path turns in from the edge: Urra Moor
Accidental shortcut through the heather
Accidental shortcut through the heather
Checkpoint number three: Rosedale Head, twenty miles down. Blisters starting on.
Checkpoint number three: Rosedale Head, twenty miles down. Blisters starting on.
Into the heart of the moorlands now: Rosedale Moor
Into the heart of the moorlands now: Rosedale Moor

Carrying on the slog
Carrying on the slog
Checkpoint number four: twenty-five miles, not looking so happy anymore
Checkpoint number four: twenty-five miles, not looking so happy anymore
Blue man'i'the'moss
Blue man'i'the'moss
Jugger Howe ravine: that uphill is not a welcome sight
Jugger Howe ravine: that uphill is not a welcome sight

Crossing the North York Moors steam railway
Crossing the North York Moors steam railway
Checkpoint number five
Checkpoint number five
Only seven miles to go, they tell us
Only seven miles to go, they tell us
Accidental shortcut through the heather, again
Accidental shortcut through the heather, again

Lilla Howe, early saxon monument
Lilla Howe, early saxon monument
We can see the finish now, on the distant horizon
We can see the finish now, on the distant horizon
Cottongrass
Cottongrass
8:30pm: Checkpoint seven: all forty miles done and we can still summon up a smile from somewhere (except Ben of course)
8:30pm: Checkpoint seven: all forty miles done and we can still summon up a smile from somewhere (except Ben of course)

Robin Hood's Bay
Robin Hood's Bay

Walk led by Ben A; photos by Ben and Vince
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