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Journeying Day walk in the Yorkshire Dales 13th April

Journeying Day walk in the Yorkshire Dales 13th April

Tuesday 16th April 2024
Sue Degnan

Gill Page and Sue Degnan led a day walk from Kettlewell to Starbotton in the Yorkshire Dales on behalf of Journeying in mid April. We met in Kettlewell (Knapeley in the film Calendar Girls). The walk crossed the river Wharfe and climbed steadily on a rocky path up to a beautiful, typical Dales farmhouse - Moor End Farm, and provided fabulous views along Wharfedale and the meandering course of the river.

We descended through coppiced woodland to re-cross the river at a footbridge and lunch in the village of Starbotton, including a drink at the local hostelry. The return path followed the Dales Way through the fields alongside the river.

We experienced true April weather with sunshine and showers, but in spite of a dire weather forecast predicting 70-90% likelihood of rain all day, we were blessed with dry weather for our climb and picnic lunch! A real answer to prayer! Sadly, the forecast had discouraged some people from joining us on the day, but all those who came (five of us in total) enjoyed a varied and beautiful walk.