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Reeth, Yorkshire Dales, Sunday 7th July, 2020

Well, yet another two weeks have passed and there is still no prospect of getting back to our normal schedule of walks for quit quite some time. All we can do is be patient and keep exercising so that we maintain some degree of fitness. 

This next outing was to have been at Reeth -  one that everyone always looks forward to, so it is very disappointing not to be going there. The attractive location with its magnificent scenery and the availability of a range of varied walks, together with the choice of cafés and pubs have made it a popular area to visit. 

We have been to Reeth twice over the past ten years, in August 2013 and again in June, 2017. The 'A' and 'B' walks generally headed west towards Langthwaite, whilst the 'C' group favoured a more easterly route along the River Swale.

This year would have seen Alan leading his third 'A' walk, Clive was to have led the 'B' walk and Andy Barrington was due to lead the 'C' group for her first 'lead' - so particularly disappointing for her. Hopefully, we will be able to enjoy all three walks on some future occasion. The photo shows the 'A' group heading back into Reeth.

When we arrived in here in August 2017 we were totally unaware that a major cycling event was taking place, and those who were on Michael's 'B' walk will no doubt recall  'sharing'  very steep, narrow, woodland and moorland paths, with large numbers of 'off road' cyclists who appeared from nowhere. A walk we shall not forget in a hurry!

 A few snippets of Information:-                                                                                                    

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  • Reeth is situated some 11 miles West of Richmond in the North Yorkshire Dales. 
  • It is the main settlement in Upper Swaledale.
  • It enjoys a magnificent setting on a plateau above the River Swale, surrounded by a great panorama of hills and moors.
  • It is perhaps best known for its contribution to England's Lead Industry, producing over 10% of the county's lead in its heyday - hence it is often referred to as the capital of Swaledale.

 

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 From The Archives......2011 to 2013

  Judy & Yvonne at Barlborough in February, 2011. I wonder what's in the bag? 

Freda on the same walk ...trying to look 'Presidential'!

                                                                      Isabel & Jean at Golden Acre Park in March 2011 

Dennis at Langthwaite on the Reeth walk in June, 2013. Still looking for the Red Lion!

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