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
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
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
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