This wasn’t a walking trip as such. We set off just after 3 to arrive in Linton with time for a short walk out of the village to a disused railway, avoiding some rather large bulls.
|Disused rly bridge|
Then it was straight to the Fountaine Inn for gammon, double egg and chips for C, and braised beef with mash and a Yorkshire pud for me, served up with braised red cabbage and ratatouille. Although it was early even for me, I was really hungry and wolfed it down. Then followed it with a couple of scoops of ice cream. Very nice too.
A short drive took us to Burnsall village hall where we watched a play called Sward by Simon Corble as part of the Grassington Festival. C and I have been to lots of Simon Corble‘s productions and I really like his work. We’ve seen Midsummer Night’s Dreame, The 39 Steps, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Of Mice and Men and The Signalman. And Sward did not disappoint us.
|Burnsall primary school|
|Battered church clock, Burnsall|
Lovely drive back, past Barden Tower which we are saving for another evening, free entrance during daylight hours. The sign said this was one of Lady Anne Clifford’s towers, she didn’t half get about, we saw her last in Kendal and then there is Clifford Castle down near the Wye.
As of yesterday, I was pitching to walk the Coast to Coast which I may still do but have now got interested in Lady Anne’s Way as she does just keep popping up!
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