East Yorkshire and Derwent Area Ramblers

walking to protect our local countryside

Leader Martin Hill promoted this led walk as 'a walk with stunning views around Little Fryup Dale. There are steep ascents and descents and a variety of terrain from rough open moorland to attractive valleys.The Yorkshire Moors answer to the Dales 'Three Peaks' but all contained in 10 memorable miles'.

The weather forecast suggested light showers and sunny periods, developing later into heavy rain and thunderstorms. Nevertheless, nine members were not deterred, arriving at Danby with a positive outlook for the day ahead.

Setting off on a route that initially tracked across Danby Rigg, the group headed towards Fairy Cross Plain in constant rain, varying from drizzle to torrential down pours -  a bit of a nuisance for those wearing shorts!

Lunch was postponed until the rain finally stopped which was about 1pm, by which time the group had reached Houlsyke. Finally, the sun appeared, with warm, sunny conditions being most welcome for the rest of the day.

The return section involved a walk up to Danby Beacon followed by a few ups and downs back to Danby.

Removal of wet clothing - Stuart who had been in shorts discovered 2 Ticks affixed to his leg.


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