This is a personal blog mainly to do with hillwalking things but with other stuff as well.....maybe the odd rant..
Tuesday, 15 December 2015
Beer Trekking: News
I've been considering my proposed Beer Trek for May 2016, based on a list of the twelve highest pubs in England.
There's a few problems:
Firstly, just one of the pubs is on Dartmoor. This would seriously skew the walk and loead to miles and miles of teetollalation wandering through Birmingham and Crewe and other places where they don't have pubs at all.
Secondly - some of the pubs on the list are closed. Clearly, the wait for new landlords to come to re-open along would also skew the timing of the walk somewhat.
Thirdly: Some of the pubs on the list don't open every day. This could also end up in some substantial waits I suppose.
Soo..... I'm just going to do Northern pubs. This resolves the issue concerning Dartmoor.
And I'm left with a list of twelve pubs, some of which are permanently closed, some have been gentrified and probably won't let my little dog in and some have been converted into other things. But it strikes me that linking these places up, whether they're open or not and whether they'll let me in or not, probably says something about the state of English pubs in the early 21st century, so I'm going to do it. I'm going to visit each one and take a picture and reflect of whatever welcome I might receive.
I'll likely visit several significant hillwalking pubs in between and I have a short list (not a shortlist) of some of these, but am open to suggestions as to any other drinking establishments might be included
Many of the pubs seem to come in little swarms or groups - particularly around Flash and specially around the A53.
This is the list of pubs, open or not:
1. Tan Hill Inn
2. Cat and Fiddle
3. Travellers Rest Flash (possibly aka The Knight's Table??)
4. Kirkstone Pass Inn
5. New Inn Flash
6. Royal Cottage A53
7. The Mermaid A53
8. The Winking Man A53
9. Miners Arms Nenthead (hooray!)
10. Deerplay Inn Bacup
11. Sportsman's Arms Bridestones
12 Allenheads Inn.
Other pubs to be visited might well include
Stags Head Edale
Snake Pass Inn
Red Lion Earby (and maybe the White Lion too)
Buck Inn Malham
Crown Hotel Horton in Ribblesdale
Hill Inn Chapel le Dale
Station Inn Ribblehead
The George Orton
Crown Inn Shap
Golden Rule Ambleside.
I am a retired NHS Personnel person. All I do nowadays is walk about.
I used to have my pet dog Bruno with me (in the front page pic). he was Superdawg but he died. Now I have Lucky the pup. He's a bit like Bruno, only smaller and more suspicious.