Sunday, 9 August 2009

The Cleveland Way - Day 2

7 August 2009

Osmotherley to Battersby Moor - 18 miles

Squadrons of midges were waiting for us when we emerged from our tents this morning. After our hurried breakfast (and during theirs) we set off on what was to be a marvellous walk.

The views from our route over open moorland were breathtaking, as were some of the ups and downs - which probably comprised the best part of 3000 feet of ascent overall in mostly short sharp climbs.

Bryn spotted some level, lawn-like patches of grass about 2 miles short of Kildale where we are wild camping. There is no water here nor proper shelter but we have sufficient of the former and are not expecting nasty weather. We're not expecting kamikasi flying things either.

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