DAY 2 of the COT COMBO WALK.

Post 196: 14 September 2017, Gillamoor to Rollgate Bank Trig Point.

We started walking from Gillamoor at just after 9.00am with some prospect of rain as Alf was with us. The only day he could get off work. We were following the well signed Tabular Hills Walk.

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A rainbow soon appeared, which did not bode well.

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We reached Green Lane.

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Before Nawton Tower we came across a sad memorial and departed from the Tabular Hills Walk to head to Wether Cote. 

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Expansive views opened up as we ascended to my adopted trig point on Pockley Bank 

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Maybe this is why it is called Rollgate Bank?!

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We stopped at the memorial bench to DEE for a coffee and banana break.

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Before picking up the North of England Way at my trig point.

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We descended to Otterhill Common.

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With some ominous clouds here abouts.

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At this point the signage was very poor, almost non-existent and confusing. I need to write to the National Park again.

We eventually found our way to Pennyholme. 

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We then headed uphill towards Stonely Woods encountering a huge herd of lively cows, which has a bit disconcerting. We kept ‘calm’ and they did move out of our way.

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Just before reaching Harland Moor we stopped for lunch in the sun.

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But this was soon interrupted by rain.

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Alf had developed a headache at this point and took the direct route along the road back to my car. Sid and myself started to drop down into the valley of Farndale.

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We soon came upon the Lowna Burial Ground 

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Before ascending to Gillamoor and the end of  the walk

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Miles walked 13.8

Steps 33,797

Calories Burnt 3,744

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