Hardrow

From Hawes into Cotterdale and the Pennine Way, two viaducts and a waterfall!

Hawes into Cotterdale and the Pennine Way, two viaducts and a waterfall!

On what turned out to be the perfect January day we set off from Hawes in a north westerly direction. A beautiful circular walk, just over ten miles with a good climb from Thwaite bridge. We saw a train going over Ribblehead Viaduct in the distance to the west and to the east at one point Wether Fell, Addlebrough and Penhill were all visible looking down Wensleydale, a total treat. Again, I cannot stress enough to plan your route, take your map for guidance, a compass is always a good companion, take water etc and snacks and always wear suitable clothing and good footwear.

Hardrow to Appersett Viaduct and back January 2017

Hardrow to Appersett Viaduct and back

Last Tuesday saw the first walk of the year with our walking group and what a lovely walk, from Hardrow, in upper Wensleydale, to Appersett Viaduct and back in large circle. Keeping to the lowlands, no steep hills to work our way up but even though we kept to the valley bottoms the views were just sensational. It may have been a grey winters day but we couldn’t help stopping to take in the views across the dale and the colours, burnt umbers, the nearly lime green grass, the darkest of brown trees silhouetted and the silver river wending its way to lower realms.