Woke up to a gorgeous day today! 15C and sunny! Just had to get our yo the garden for some shots of the amazing flowers and landscapes!
Over breakfast today, we decided that our focus would be our toughest walk/climb… Pen-Y-Ghent.. Not the highest mountain in England, but one of the prettiest! (She says before we actually begin our climb!!!)
We headed out for Horton on Ribbonsdale and left our car in the Nationsl Park car park. Then walked back down the road about a 1/2 km to the turn in for the route.
Then a little steeper…
… And a little steeper!
Until we finally hit the steepest part… Lots of steps and 3 point climbing!!! But we made it!
After a lovely packed lunch, we started our descent… A little less hair raising but challenging for footing nonetheless …
The scenery was lovely… Very different than the Lake District… Fewer peaks, rambling moor lands… Very Wuthering Heights kind of country…at one point, Dan found a yellow arrow pointing us in the way… Very reminiscent of our Camino journey!
The landscaped changed as we descended further, to lovely meadows with wild flowers…
Off to our B and B we headed for a quick freshen up before dinner…on our way there we saw the most interesting cattle I think I’ve seen… They are called Belted Galloway… I wonder why???