Hello. It's been a hot one today. I had a leisurely start, no need to rush, I'm on holiday. Across the M62, north on the A1, and turn left at Wetherby to Settle. I made a stop on the way at Harewood village, and did a five mile walk which I found in Country Walking magazine. There was a small map and detailed directions which were easy to follow. The route circled the park without actually entering onto the Harewood estate. I didn't go to see the Hall because I walked by it on a previous walk. The first part was a woodland walk. As it is a Sunday there were a lot of people about. It was nice and cool under the shade of the trees.
I got back to the car and continued my journey, arriving in Settle at 4.30pm. Once checked into the B & B, I went walkabout to explore a little. The landlady told me of a path up to Castleberg Rock which is directly behind the B & B. It twists and turns up a steep woodland path, opening up to a viewing area at the base of a flag pole. The rock is popular with climbers and two girls were hanging from a rope abseiling down. I could see the whole town from the top, fantastic views.