When I lead a guided walk, I have to do the walk as a reccy about a week before the actual event so that I can see if there’s likely to be any “issues” – and also to see if I can actually remember where the walk goes…
So, just before our damp little adventure in the Dales, I had a damp little adventure in Teesdale.
The reccy at least started in lovely, bright sunshine and the guided walk didn’t (it was wet).
I seem to remember there being just me and the pooch on the reccy and me and 15 or 16 hardy and waterproofed souls on the walk….
Incidentally, I must apologise to readers of TGO magazine about the lack of fashion tips in the blog post. And nobody is wearing pink wellies. Lucky, though is wearing his new ruffwear harness…..
Lucky senses a walker coming the other way – Riverside path at Middleton in Teesdale
Steep and slippery bits high above the river
Lucky has just buried his snack (a bonio (nom nom)) and is sitting on it (note the dirty nose)
Bridge at Cotherstone and fearty dog
Middleton bridge – a bit surprised anybody turned up in these conditions. Kirkcarrion looking sinister as usual…
Picnic in Egglesburn nature reserve. (blurred cos I was probably shivering…)
Goldsborough in the distance….
Sheila and Maria stewarding a slippery stile
Brightening up – just before dark… near Romaldkirk
The walk is about 13 miles and is generally fairly easy if a bit muddy and slippery in places at the moment. The last mile and a half or so can easily be done in the dark as it’s on the railway line – just a tip for the dark months. But take a torch!