Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Coast to Coast 2010 - Day 13

Osmotherley to Blakey Ridge (The Lion Inn)

A major part of today's walk is one I have walked many times before because it follows The Cleveland Way for most of its course. In fine weather it's a fantastic walk. I could fill this blog describing it and still not do it justice. It's a tough rollercoaster journey though and for the Coast to Coaster heading for Blakey Ridge, it's a long one of twenty miles. It took us ten hours.

The only thing of note at Blakey Ridge is the pub - The Lion Inn. Regrettably though, it's a sad note; it isn't a pub that I would recomnend to anyone. The beer was first class but the service is indifferent, the building scruffy and the food disgusting. Sorry, but it had to be said.

Coast to Coasters can camp on the field adjacent to the pub, which is what we did, And that is where we chose to eat having cooked our own dinner.

In all though, a great day.

Image 1: Dinner at Blakey Ridge.
Image 2: Roseberry Topping - the pimple on the horizon (not sure if image quality allows, but the North Sea is visible on the horizon).

2 comments:

Jane said...

Hi Brian, Just thought I'd add to your comment about the Lion Inn. I agree with your comments, but wanted to add that the rooms were suprisingly excellent - very clean, comfortable and light. Lots of hot water (which was good cos there wasn't a shower). I got a great nights sleep.
Jane

Brian Cowling said...

I had outside showers in my accomodation Jane!