The plan was to complete a circuit, which included parts of the Nidderdale Way and a designer detour masterminded by our coordinator, Ian,starting and finishing in Pateley Bridge.
After the unscheduled tour, the walk continued with some excellent path finding from our coordinator. A brief walk along the River Nidd, then a climb back through the fields towards our way marker, the radio mast led us to the last high point of the walk, High Crag.
After another brief refreshment stop, the group made its way back down the Nidderdale Way to Pately Bridge, this time in hazy sunshine. On the way there was time to pose alongside Yorkes’s Folly, the Two Stoops, before completing the descent to Pateley Bridge.
An excellent day’s walk concluded back at the car park.Thank you Ian for an interesting and different days walking, about 11 miles with 2000 feet of ascent, enough to stretch the legs and make the decision to brave the weather thoroughly justified.