Boots and Beer Walking Festival 2010
Pic: Looking across to Hawes from Sedbusk
Another great Walking Festival last weekend. Over 430 walkers came up to Wensleydale to enjoy a weekend of great walks, classic pubs and evening entertainment.
After a very wet Friday, the weather improved with sunshine and squally showers. There were 14 self-guided walks to choose from, varing from 4 to 15 miles in length, and everyone who set off came back safely having had a great time. But there again, you can not help but be impressed by the stunning landscapes of the Yorkshire Dales. We also raised over £800 for Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team, who were on standby over the weekend (but thankfully were not called upon!).
I researched and wrote all of the walks - over 120 miles of paths - which took me the best part of the summer.
On Friday I took an Open Access navigation skills walk up to the summit of Dodd Fell (668m), which was challenging due to the weather and terrain, but hugely enjoyable.
Here's a photo of us on the summit
Pic: Summit of Dodd Fell (668 metres)
I hope to see you at next year's event, which will be our 10th Walking Festival http://www.bootsandbeer.com/