10.06.2016 - 11.06.2016
11th.June'16...Raining today but it still has it's benefits. I've managed to check out the tiny village of Malham & had a bite to eat with a local ale in one of the two pubs in town..Well, what else is their to do on a wet day in the Yorkshire Dales.!?!..
As YHAs go Malham is a good clean hostel & very central to all activities primed for this area of the Yorkshire Dales..The only weakness would be the wifi at times, but then it is out in the sticks & the weekend, when it's obviously the busy period with a host of walkers/climbers/cyclists etc. checking in & getting away from the 9 to 5 weekly routine..As long as you get a comfortable night's sleep after a few hours of healthy activity in the outdoors & then a good breakfast in the morning to fuel you up for the day & then, at a fraction of the price of a hotel or B&B..Sensible budget travelling is how I would describe it..!!!
Another popular event here with walkers & fell runners tends to be the Three Peaks Challenge (Whernside/Ingleborough & Pen-y-ghent). Whether it be a personal, team or a charity challenge, the idea is to finish the 25 miles in under 12 hours..Traditionally, the Penyghent cafe in Horton-in-Ribblesdale is the place to clock in & out for this walk .. Having booked midweek I did share the premises with a couple of primary school class groups and a German and Finnish family who shared some interesting & funny stories of their holiday in England..So hostelling does have it's perks when travelling. Meeting & making friends from all walks of life as you travel is always a fun & interesting experience.!!
Malham Tarn...next stop on my list.....