Author Topic: A very quiet Swaledale round - we think everyone else is in the Lakes.  (Read 591 times)

dittzzy

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Me and himselft had a fantastic afternoon out today doing this walk http://dittzzy.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/land-of-hornywink.html


Company for the day included a stoat, hundreds of rabbits, loads of lapwings, curlews, skylarks, meadow pippets and sheep.  We did cross paths with 3 other walkers in the whole of the 8 miles.


A few pictures from today, (rather than the ones on the blog)  This is at the start of the walk. 



Open moorland everywhere.  Quite lovely.  The air was so clear we could easily see over to the Yorkshire Moors



This is a Field Pansy.  A flower usually found in the South and East of England.



And a proper pack horse bridge at the old gang mines. 


I absolutely love Swaledale.    :) :)

bootson

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Really beautiful photos.  :) Want to go there now  O0 Love that Pack horse bridge

DevonDave

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Just been reading your blog dittzzy.  I love the photos.  When we were in the Dales last month we were amazed by the number of lapwings and curlews.  They were really noisy too.  I remember when I was young there used to be loads of lapwing on Dartmoor, but sadly I haven't seen one there for many years.  I think they are probably extinct there now.

dittzzy

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Want to go there now  O0


I'm with you on that one ;) .  Swaledale is my favourite dale.


Just been reading your blog dittzzy.  I love the photos.  When we were in the Dales last month we were amazed by the number of lapwings and curlews.  They were really noisy too.  I remember when I was young there used to be loads of lapwing on Dartmoor, but sadly I haven't seen one there for many years.  I think they are probably extinct there now.


I'd love to get closer to the curlews, I love their sound and I'd love to get some decent photographs of them.  And thank you for liking my photo's.   :) :)

pleb

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Dittzy I am totes confused-the only one I find on t blog is a year old? Yet you say yesterdays walk? :-\

dittzzy

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Dittzy I am totes confused-the only one I find on t blog is a year old? Yet you say yesterdays walk? :-\


Yep, we did the same walk as the one I did a year ago.  It was as good a walk this time as it was last year.  Sorry to confuddle you Pleb.

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 Sorry to confuddle you Pleb.


It doesn't take much Tracy!  ;)


Lovely photos.  I remember the meet we had up that way a few years ago.  I've always wanted to return to Swaledale since then O0
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dittzzy

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Lovely photos.  I remember the meet we had up that way a few years ago.  I've always wanted to return to Swaledale since then O0


Well, you are more than welcome, just say the word.   O0 O0

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Thanks for the TR and link to your blog, both were great to read and must admit to whipping my OS sheet out and checking your route which I'll commit to memory for future use  O0
It was only a few years back, when tracing my family tree, that I visited Arkengarthdale - which is not too far away from your walk, and was pleasantly surprised by the whole area. I didn't find what I was looking for in Arkle Town but discovering the area was more than compensation.
Only a hill but all of life to me,
Up there, between the sunset and the sea.  Geoffrey Winthrop Young.