With Helen and Anastasia. The few available parking spaces by the Runswick Bay Hotel were looking full up but happily just as we were thinking that someone finished their dog walk and drove away. We followed Hinderwell Lane to Hinderwell, left along a cornercutting footpath as we reached the main road. Almost at once left again down Brown’s Terrace then right on a track, round a corner then left on another track downhill to a footbridge with a flight of steps on the other side. Lovely walking through the woods brought us to the Fox and Hounds pub in Dalehouse on the southern end of Staithes. Disagreeably right along the main road here but not for very long and soon we turned left to take a path past Cowbar Farm and under an old bridge to a road which we followed south into Staithes. Staithes is very pretty. The young James Cook lived here for a while. We stopped in the Cod and Lobster for a coffee. Then up the hill and onto the Cleveland Way which we followed all the way back apart from a little detour to bag the trig point on Hinderwell Beacon. A seven mile walk out of Paddy Dillon’s excellent Cicerone guide to the North York Moors. Then we went to Whitby to see the sunset from by the Abbey and grab some fish and chips from Mr Chips. Then home.
Penistone is a small town just out of Sheffield on the edge of the Pennines. Its correctly pronunciation has the first two syllables rhyme with ‘Denis’ – of course it does - but I have heard of local schoolkids enjoying pronouncing it wrong for a laugh. Parking in the town centre on a Sunday is easy and free. I found a space just along the road from the rather splendid Paramount Cinema. Walking back from here towards the station there is signposted access to the Trans-Pennine trail. I followed this easily and pleasantly passing countless dog-walking-locals till it met the A628 Manchester Road near Ecklands. Here I turned right onto the busy road but only momentarily as almost at once a path turns off left acriss a field towards Ecklands. According to a sign a bull lives in this field but happily he was not there today so reached the hamlet with having to test my courage in the face of cattle. From the hamlet I picked up a muddy track running southeast then southwest climbing the eastern slopes of Hartcliff Hill. Left at the top of the track onto a quiet road then left again after a few hundred metres onto a path which circles the upper part of the hill then heads down towards Hill Side. From there very pleasantly across fields until getting back into Penistone and regaining the Trans-Pennine trail. Just over 5 miles.
From Langsett Barn car park. The water was very low after a dry spell so I walked round the reservoir mostly following what I cannot really dignify by calling the 'beach'. This was an unpleasant walk which I do not recommend and will never do again.
280. Scald Law. 11th July, 2022
WIth Valerie. From the lay-by northeast of Silverburn. Up to col between Turnhouse Hill and Carnethy Hill. (There is a path on the ground not on the map. Over Carnethy Hill to Scald Law. Down.
277. Bolton Abbey, 26th May, 2022
276. Froggatt, 22nd May, 2022
With Renée. From Longshaw Lodge down Padley Gorge to Grindleford, then along the river to Froggatt then up to below the edge and along under it till Renée found a way up. and up and along and down to the grouse Innn and back.
With Anna and Philip. We parked in a lay-by near the holiday village at Limefitt and climbed the Tongue climbing back down Ing Lane.
With Felicity. We started at Baslow and headed through woods to the Hunting Tower. After than we got a bit lost but managed to find a way back to the house which was all closed. We stopped for quiche. It was cold. I got shouted at for not being about to pronounce 强.