Tuesday, 21 April 2009

18 MILES AROUND CASTLE HILL

Here's a walk for you, but don't worry it's not really 18 miles, and here's why. Here i am at Denby Dale train station. Yeah I'm a cheat, but still first train journey. and here it is,
here i am on the train, all that banging and clattering, just like being in Pud's car really !!


Once we arrive at Brockholes and set off on the 6 mile march up through Farnley Tyas to Castle Hill and back we have to cross this railway bridge. 3 tons, it's a good Peter the Scout Dike beached whale hasn't joined us this week !!

View looking back over Brockholes


Now this is where the idiot took us the wrong way, i wanted to go up to the left, he wanted to go up to the right. He called me right so, being the obedient pet, followed him. Needless to say we ended up top left. A whole bloody hour later. Didn't bother me but he was blowing a bit.


The lovely Farnley Tyas church. After wandering around lost for an hour, i think he was looking for some divine intervention

First view of Castle Hill from Farnley Tyas, that last bit looks a bit steep, I'm not sure he'll make it !!

The walk up to the Castle is the best, yet hardest part of the walk, but when you get there the resulting views are worth the effort.









As always the worst part of any walk is the walk home. It maybe mainly downhill, but when your waiting for the homeward train, it's a good time to rest.

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