Yorkshire Dales

Route: Reeth

Area: Yorkshire Dales

Date of walk: 20th August 2016

Walkers: Andrew

Distance: 3.8 miles

Ascent; 500 feet

Weather: Rain, rain and more rain

After a hat trick of fair weather walks this week my luck had to run out sooner or later, and today was that day

I parked on the village green in Reeth where there is a simple parking tariff – £2 per day or £1 per half day – and encouraged by some sun breaking through the clouds I set off towards my intended destination, the village of Langthwaite in the valley of Arkengarthdale

A few minutes later there was some light rain, just a passing shower, or so I thought. As I plodded on the rain became heavier and heavier. The views disappeared and the camera had to be stowed away

Luckily there are a couple of escape routes along the way in the shape of footbridges over Arkle Beck and as soon as the first one came along I seized my chance to shorten the walk and return to Reeth along the other side of the beck

I can’t say that I enjoyed this walk, but that was entirely due to the miserable weather. I saw enough to persuade me to return another day, hopefully in better conditions

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