It is easy to park in Thorpe Salvin on a rainy November day, I took the path from the east of the village that meets up with path along the Chesterfield Canal. I followed this east past a lot of locks as far as Turnerwood and I went right and south across a big muddy field in the rain to Bottom Farm. From Top Farm past the gliding club then another endless more big muddy fields in the rain to Loscar Commons and so back to the village, skipping the shortcut over Loscar Field as I had had enough of mud. It was muddy. It was rainy.
With Helen and Anastasia. We parked in the big car park at the south end of the Fewston Embankment then followed the path along the reservoir past the hall to Swinsty Embankment. At Swinsty Cottage we took the path on the left along the river. Up to this point it was all very busy with dog walkers and joggers and all sorts. But after the cottage we had the place to ourselves. We walked along the riverside and up the hill to Washburn Farm. At one point we were sharing a field with a huge bull but it was a reassuringly big field and he was reassuringly far away. We went north from the farm to reach High Field Farm on the edge of Timble. Life was complicated a bit by the fact that the footbridge over Timble Beck marked on the map no longer exists and we had to wade over. From Timble easy down North Lane back to start. Then off to Harrogate where Helen treated us to cream teas at Betty's.