JOGLE Day 30 30/05/17 Tan Hill – Hawes 17 miles

Chris and I had great food and a wet and misty night outside Britain’s highest pub but visibility improved as we got up and headed south towards into Swaledale and Wensleydale. The first few miles down to Keld were pretty straightforward – just one seemingly useless gate to negotiate before dropping down into the valley to Keld. We climbed the muddy, stony, tree rooted path up around the fell towards Thwaite as ominous dark clouds threatened rain around us and the wind grew stronger. We descended to Thwaite, got our heads down and began the 8 mile haul over Great Shunner Fell to Hardraw and Hawes. After a quick lunch at the top of the Fell we raced down into Hardraw to stay warm and stopped for a civilised afternoon tea and cake in the tea shop. We ambled the last 2 miles to our campsite at Hawes as the rains finally came before Cath returned with Betty, PJ and Suzie. I’m writing this on my second rest day in Hawes which has come at a great time. Almost half way or past half way already? I’ll only find out when I get to Lands End, I suppose. Anyway it was fantastic to share a couple of days with Chris we really had a good time!

10 thoughts on “JOGLE Day 30 30/05/17 Tan Hill – Hawes 17 miles”

  1. Great photos and account of your time together……glad you got a civilised afternoon tea treat to reward your efforts! Hope you’ve had a good rest day in the sunshine and feel recharged for the next stage. Enjoy the rest of Yorkshire x.

  2. just catching up on all your blogs. hope you have a good rest day. looking forward to walking with you soon.. reckon i walked about 5 miles over the weekend to and from the van and stages so did get a bit of practice in. going to have another look on google maps now to see exactly where you have been. good luck for the next leg of your journey see you in just over a week xxx

  3. Well done Dave – hope the weather stays kind to you and that your pooch’s paw gets better so can continue to hike with you.

    Have a safe remaining trip/walk

    (Stayed at Hawes campsite next to your van)

  4. Well done Dave – hope the weather stays kind to you and that your pooch’s paw gets better so can continue to hike with you.

    Have a safe remaining trip/walk

    (Stayed at Hawes campsite next to your van)

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