|Picturesque walking from Mytholmroyd to Cragg Vale|
For me, a 2 mile walk from Mytholmroyd followed through lush green woodland, along streams, but with a pavement all the way, this was a pleasant rural BRAPA walk for once! My cycling friend Mark Bennett told me this was the longest continuous ascent in the UK, but thankfully, I hadn't realised before that the gradient was about 0.1% all the way so not too cream-crackered either!
And then the fun started. I thought I'd seen my first pub - and what a peculiar building it was, so I started snapping away for this blog and my social media check-ins. A few huge raindrops followed but who cares when I was just outside the pub? Except I wasn't. It was a sign on the building directing me down the hill to the ACTUAL pub! The heavens opened and I was drenched by the time I'd walked down the hill, past the church, to the pub - arrrghhh!
|NOT the first pub - beware dark rain clouds.|
|The Hinchcliffe in torrential rain, not that you can tell from this.|
So I power walked 1.5M back to Mytholmroyd station to get the hour long train back to L**ds before changing for York. A really good evening, and it has got the midweek WY BRAPA juices flowing again.
|No-one puts Simey in the corner at the Robin Hood!|
- The "Heavy Woollen" tour due this Saturday is postponed again as Mr Ellis has "other commitments. It will now happen on Sat 27th June. I hope.
- This opened up the question "so what shall I do this Sat?" A North Yorkshire day of course, Chapel-le-Dale is next on the list and I've just finished organising and booking the day which also takes in a Cumbrian pub and my final Skipton ticks.
- My recent successes in eclipsing my "15 pubs a month target" means I've now calculated I will be 62 years old rather than 63 when I finished the BRAPA challenge. I need to do this in the early stages though until pubs/places get trickier in later years (for example, when Yorkshire is all done and Cornwall still has 100 pubs to do!)
- I'm on the dreaded "checking" at work next week again so 5pm finish but BRAPA continues as normal with a not too far bus ride from Leeds to Ledsham out east. Heather at work thinks I should combine it with the Gaping Goose in Garforth as a pre-emptive tick (it's in my 1982 GBG at least!)
- Also on the West Yorkshire front, I still have a Hebden Bridge tick to do I didn't feel able to combine with Cragg Vale, so I'm now going to combine it with my final Mirfield and Sowerby Bridge ticks, probably in early July.
- Our monthly Bedfordshire trip is a week earlier this month on 13th, Eversholt is the key place. There is one bus a week! It is 12 noon Saturday from Flitwick station so reckon I can take advantage but some planning is required re other pub ticks, Harlington for example.
Keep pubbing! Si