Distance: 10 miles
A misty morning on the moors quickly cleared into bright sunshine with a wonderful view from the highest point in the area, Blakey Ridge.
Great Fryup Dale was unfolding below us. Rumor had it that one can get their first glimpse of the North Sea in this area. We could not see it, however.
Looking behind us, the moors made an impressive backdrop.
Leaving the barren moors behind we entered the lush Esk Valley.
We descended into the village of Glaisdale, walking down the road by the terraced homes that had housed workers from the iron mines in the 19th-century.
This evening’s B&B was a real treasure! Red House Farm was a 17th-century farm, although the house was built in 1748. Recently the current owners and B&B hosts, Tom and Sandra, have done a beautiful job of meticulously restoring this farm, making it a delight to stroll about and enjoy. The house is full of ambiance and charm and the breakfast was a feast. Definitely the best B&B on the whole walk!
Sandra asked if we would enjoy a farm “chore” which, of course, we were most willing to do. We fed the chickens and collected eggs from the hen house.
After relaxing from the hike and touring Red House Farm, we walked 1/2 mile downhill to Arncliffe Arms in Glaisdale for dinner.