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"The Joys Of Youth Hostelling"

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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..!!!P6110368.jpgP6110363.jpgP6100359.jpgP6100356.jpgP6100355.jpgP6100354.jpgP6100352.jpgP6100351.jpgP6100349.jpgP6100347.jpg
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.....

Posted by wattslee 01:09 Archived in England Tagged landscapes mountains buildings people accommodation traditional yorkshire dales malham Comments (0)

"The Beauty Of The Yorkshire Dales"

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Friday: 10th. June'16..
About time for another update before I forget my daily dose of activities while I am here.. Tuesday was another morning walk through the country park in the Lytham Hall grounds & a small stock up at my favourite shop "Aldi" to fuel me for the walks in Yorkshire & Wednesday was a mother & son bonding day with a lunch date .!!.
An hour & a half's drive from St Annes on Sea on Thursday & I am in the Yorkshire Dales National Park for the next three days..
Staying in the heart of the Dales at the YHA Malham it's the perfect spot for exploring the outstanding landscape & history of the area..Walks & trails range from the easy to the more serious & strenuous for the seasoned trekker.. Me.. Well I'm more for the moderate style & have to keep reminding myself ... Relaaaax.!. I'm here on holiday.!!.
Seeing as I was not due to check in at the YHA until 5pm. I did the just over 7kms (4.5miles) Malham Spectacular yesterday with a couple of slight detours .. An awesome walk on an awesome warm & sunny day, which takes in all the major points of interests with some picturesque scenery and limestone terrain to boot..It's the ideal walk for the first timer here and also if you are limited for time within the area.!!..You also take in part of the famous Pennine Way on most of the walks in the area, including this one...."Simply Breathtaking.!!."
It's a vastly different sort of a day today though, thus giving me time for this update, but according to the weather forecast the rain is supposed to ease this afternoon..Daylight saving helps here too and with the sun not setting till around 10pm. it still gives me plenty of time to get out there and explore more of the region.!!.. A couple of primary school classes from nearby local schools are staying here too & have taken a keen interest in my Aussie flora & fauna pics. on the Macbook while on their lunch break.. With an authoritive teacher's okay obviously.!!. Kangaroos/Koalas/Kookaburras/ Lizards & Snakes..They're fascinated & totally intrigued.!!!!
Well, looks like the sun is trying to push it's way through the clouds so I'd better get moving.!!!!!P6100345.jpgP6100343.jpgP6100335.jpgP6100331.jpgP6100330.jpgP6100326.jpgP6100320.jpgP6100318.jpgP6090308.jpgP6090300.jpgP6090293.jpgP6090280.jpgP6090273

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Posted by wattslee 04:58 Archived in England Tagged me landscapes waterfalls mountains bridges buildings yorkshire dales malham Comments (0)

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