I've had a big think about this and I am not sure if it is a good idea to go camping untill the weather settles down a bit. I really don't fancy floating away in a tent, so, I have booked three nights in Earby Youth Hostel for this week. I stayed there for a night last year, when I was walking from Blackpool to the Humber Bridge. Earby is near Barnoldswick, though I don't think the locals pronounce it as it is spelt.
As usual this will be a cheapie holiday, the biggest cost will be the petrol to get there. It's on the Lancashire/Yorkshire border, just past Skipton. My bed in a female dormitory will cost £11 per night, and I will be self catering and taking my own food. It's a smashing little cottage type hostel, home from home really. There's a bit more info about it here. http://www.yha.org.uk/hostel/earby
My plan is to set off tomorrow morning and stop off en route somewhere for a walk, arriving at the hostel about tea time. I'll have four days walking, but I won't be posting daily because as I remember the signal is not good in that area. I will take lots of pics, maybe a vid or two, make some notes, and post the whole caboodle when I get back.
I am hoping to do lots more walking this summer, and I've come up with the idea of offering to accompany anyone who would like to do a days walking following a map, but may not have the confidence to walk alone. Of course I wouldn't expect anyone to walk the distances I do, I would plan the walk to suit whatever level you are at, whether it be beginner or more experienced. If anyone is interested in this let me know via my email addrerss on the side bar. The distance I would need to travel to meet you would have to be considered. I don't mind shelling out for petrol because I would make it a two or three day trip, which would give me some time to do more walking. Let me know what you think, anyone up for it?
Anyway, I'm just off to chuck a few things in a bag and feed the kitties. I'll leave you with this........
Talk amongst yourselves while I'm gone, and last one out to turn the lights off. Toodle pip.
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