Instead of the Wilderbeast Migration we encountered the Frog Migration, also the Crackpots Trail.There is definitely one at the End.

Post 155: 2 July 2017, Ripon Rowel Circles 4

At last a better forecast and we were able to resume the Ripon Rowel Circles walk at High Grantley, west of Ripon. This house looked like it was held up by plants.


We soon reached the edge of Skelding Moor, where there were numerous sounds and sights of lapwings. curlews, skylarks and oyster catchers.


Shortly after we came across a mosaic of a curlew


And plants


Even more surprising on a quiet lane there were numerous baby frogs the size of a 5 penny piece. They were all migrating somewhere? Apologies for the poor quality of the photograph but they were tiny and kept moving.


Stopping at a bridge over the River Laver for a coffee break there was another mosaic, this time a brown trout. As with the previous ones this was part of the Crackpots Mosaic Trail. There are 22 mosaics on the trail, which were made in 1997. They are centred around Dallowgill, near Kirby Malzeard.


Continuing to Laverton we stopped for a very early lunch and admired the local signage.

After lunch we met very fashionable sheep


And some disciplined and


Curious cows. P1070056

Finally, ‘Sid the Yorkshire’ went into raptures when we came across some rusty old ‘hedge finds’ and


a 1959 Fordson Major Tractor. It takes all sorts! You could tell  we had been on part of the Crackpot Trail…….


Miles Walked 8.6

Calories Burnt 985

Steps 18,000

Average Pace 18 Minutes per Mile

Fastest Split 5-6 miles 17.52 Minutes per Mile

Elevation Gain 491 Feet. 

Min elevation 442

Max Elevation 700




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