02/05/20

Poem written in 1869 by Kathleen O’Mara

To start the month of May thought perhaps we could ponder a little more on our situation but also remember what has happened before. Came across this poem written in 1869, which was reprinted during the Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1919, and written by Kathleen O’Mara.…

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08/03/20

Back in spasm so no walking!

Just over a month ago a very silly thing happened, I was bending down to pick up the vacuum cleaner and ping my back goes into spasm, didn’t even reach the thing in question! Anyone who has experienced this, and I think I’m one of many, will understand the excruciating pain and total immobility, for a while at least!…

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12/01/20

A walk from West Burton of bridges, valleys, a couple of villages and stunning views

On a very windy January morning I set off from home in West Burton, didn’t really know where I felt like walking but in the end had a walk with stunning views, easy valleys, a couple of villages and survived the wind! About five miles depending on detours.…

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26/10/19

Circular walk from Redmire in Wensleydale in the glorious Yorkshire Dales

A lovely circular walk from Redmire village green with wonderful views across to Penhill and Wensleydale, into Walden and Bishopdale, also Bolton Castle on returning to Redmire. About four and half miles the perfect walk for a morning or afternoon.…

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02/10/19

West Burton, Thoralby, Bishopdale, Aysgarth and home in a circular manner

Want a longer walk, then set off from West Burton, about nine and a half miles, or a shorter one, set off from Thoralby. Please do make sure you plan your route on the map before hand and wear appropriate footwear and clothing. Always take a drink and a snack, if not lunch, with you.…

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31/05/19

Thoralby in Bishopdale in the glorious Yorkshire Dales

Thoralby in Bishopdale is a village of about a hundred houses about a mile from Aysgarth, West Burton and Newbiggin. Nestled in the valley by Bishopdale Beck Thoralby is a pretty village with a central green,…

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