Coast to Coast – Day 8 – Keld to Reeth

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Swaledale as we walked towards Rampsholme Bridge

Swaledale as we walked towards Rampsholme Bridge

Another easy day for the Coasters with a 0930 start and just short of 12 miles through Swaledale to arrive in Reeth early afternoon.

The day is one of the easiest and most picturesque on the whole C2C so Β  I just met the group find their own pace and determine their arrival time in Reeth.

Christine's washing hung out to dry as we left Keld

Christine’s washing hung out to dry as we left Keld

Swaledale barn complete with Swaledale Ewe

Swaledale barn complete with Swaledale Ewe

The walk down Swaledale is a really pleasant one, pheasants, ewes, dippers, the sound of the babbling River Swale, the click of walking poles ……… all adds to the experience!

We organised lunch at the Kings Arms in Gunnerside and after a pleasant interlude it was on up to the scar and onwards to Reeth.

Swaledale

Swaledale

As we reached Hill Top, I thought I’d get Bob (aka Jonesy) toΒ pose for his grandson Deg and show him that he was still very much young at heart. PS – he’s still there – haven’t seen him since!

Young at heart

Young at heart

A short stroll later we arrived in Reeth after just over 6 hours for ice creams, showers, Compeed, beer, or whatever you fancied. Tomorrows day is a short 10.5 mile stroll into Richmond along the River Swale – see you in Richmond.

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One Response to “Coast to Coast – Day 8 – Keld to Reeth”

  1. Claudine jones Says:

    Re: photo of grandad on swing in Hill Top near Swaledale – tell him ” he looks awfully pretty with his shepards crook !!! ” – says Dek (Deaglan) The countryside looks extremely picturesque ,which one imagines would make walking thru a time morphing pleasure…….. Folks , trick is with grandad , just feed him up well and let him consume beer or that lovely peat scotch, and you may find grandad again! swinging ,singing from one swing or another or to an other!!!!!! Take care of one another. P.s PINEAPPLES FOR GRANDAD 🍍🍍🍍🍍🍍🍍 (maxi)

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