|Our route on 22 Aug 2012|
This evening I led a walk for Ryedale Walking Group from Hutton le Hole. After a short section of footpath in woodland at the back of the Ryedale Folk Museum we crossed the lane to skirt the moors, which were looking resplendent in their finest purple glory, the heather now being in full bloom.
|Our group at Ryedale Folk Museum start point|
The walk was well attended with 12 walkers and 3 dogs, composed of 10 ladies, 1 man (me) and one boy (Sam), who is the grandson of our member Ann. We had great fun crossing the ford near to Camomile Farm. I was glad that the water was quite shallow tonight!
We passed through the village of Lastingham, then taking a steep footpath up towards Spaunton. After passing through this village we turned left to pass Grange Farm, the track of which provided us with a fine Yorkshire vista from east to west.
|A fine body of cattle seen near to Mary Magdalene Well, Lastingham|
We arrived back in Hutton le Hole before 8.15pm with several of us calling off at The Crown for a drink before returning home. It was still warm enough to sit outside.
We covered 4.25 miles at an average walking speed of 2.8 mph, with an overall speed allowing for two brief rest stops, of 2.5 mph. Thank you to Colin (our absent member who had to go to work this evening) for planning out this fine route for us.