There is GOLD in them there hills…

Post 77: 3 November 2106. Cleveland Circles 4 

We started today’s walk from the car park below the White Horse of Kilburn. The first car in the car park at 8.50am.

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The 155 steps up to the top of the White Horse were a challenge first thing in the morning. White doves flew across the Horse.

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My white Volvo could be seen in the car park below.

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We soon started walking along the escarpment top with the gliding club on our right

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Turner had painted this wonderful view from Sutton Bank.

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But it was not at its best today.

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Bikes can be hired from the National Park Visitor Centre.

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Near the National Park Information Centre there were some interesting fungi.

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As well as some intriguing carvings.

Leaving the Visitor Centre Gormire Lake came into view, the only natural lake on the North York Moors. Glacial meltwater became trapped in the locality. p1040972

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The photographs below show me in deep snow (about 5 feet) on 13th January 2010 and today. The sign of 2010 has been replaced by a new one. I haven’t been replaced!

We soon descended off the escarpment.

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To arrive at Southwoods Hall, which used to be the home of Siegfried Farnon (Donald Sinclair) a notable character in the books of James Herriot.

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Arrival at Gormire Lake meant lunch.

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With geese gathering in numbers above us.

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We then stumbled on GOLD.

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And this strange shaped fungi.

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Leaving Gormire Lake, we headed back towards the escarpment

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And Happy Valley!

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And soon after the end of a super walk.

9.5 miles walked 

1088 calories burnt

19,800 steps

Average pace 18.55 minutes per mile. 

Fastest mile split 17.30 minutes mile 3. 

 

 

 

 

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