Haven't done much today, except get ready for tomorrow. No point in just dreaming about going away is there, let's get on and do it! I'm off to North Yorkshire in the morning, booked myself into Grinton Lodge Youth Hostel near Richmond, for two nights. It's only £14 per night, a bargain, I am taking my own food so it will be a very frugal holiday. I am planning on walking miles and miles. The hostel is an old shooting lodge, it looks a very interesting old building with lots of history.
I bought an ordnance survey map of the area this morning, and I have a couple of books out of the library which have interesting routes to follow. I like to read up on a place first to get the feel of it. Years ago I used to deliver cement in the area and always thought I would like to go back and explore it. Now I can, yipeeee :-)
So, I am meeting my sister and her husband for lunch at Bedale tomorrow, they are up there in their caravan, then I shall have a look round Leyburn before I check in at the hostel. I used to deliver to the concrete making plant at the bottom of the quarry at Leyburn, getting quite excited about going back there.
I'll catch up with you on Friday, hopefully with some good photo's, that's if the weather isn't too dull. Let's hope for some sun.
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