Saturday 27th. April 2013 - Some Smooth with the Rough.


The start of the walk was from the picnic site at Grimwith Reservoir, which for those not familiar with the area, is situated between Grassington and Pateley Bridge. 

The walk began by crossing the reservoir embankment, before heading down Hartlington Moor Lane to the road and along towards Hebden for a short distance. A heavy rain shower, had us all reaching into our rucksacks for cagoules as we left the road and took the path to Yarnbury and onwards to Bycliffe Road and Bycliffe. It would soon become much busier here as the famous Fellsman Hike would come along this section later in the day. 

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By now the threat of rain had passed over and, finding a spot sheltered from the stiff breeze, we paused for lunch at a shooting hut in Mossdale. As we were soon to find out, the 'Smooth' section of the walk was now over, as from here we headed across rough and very rough moorland to the remote summit of Meugher (575 metres). Fortunately by now the day had brightened up considerably. The next section was very rough and seemingly endless. But nothing lasts for ever and eventually we were able to leave the moor on a track that took us round the east end of the reservoir and back to our cars. 

Our GPSs indicated a walk of almost 18 miles. A good walk, in a nice area.


Thanks Glenn.