Monday 10th April 2006
We had an excellent breakfast at Fair View House and met Jeremy from Discovery Travel when he arrived to transport our bags just as we were leaving; we chatted about our respective duaghters who were both about to do A levels.Hardraw Force via the Green Dragon Inn. It was quite a spectacular waterfall; apparently at 98 feet it is the longest single drop waterfall in England.
We spent the rest of the day meandering our way down Wensleydale,
We passed Simonstone Hall and through Sedbusk and Litherskew then stopped for lunch (bacon and cheese turnovers - delicious!) just before Skell Gill. We took a very short diversion to Mill Gill Force,
We cut across the fields to Askrigg,
We crossed the fields to the River Ure and followed it most of the way to Aysgarth, though we had to make occasional diversions because of flooding. Eventually we crossed the river and Heather Cottage came into view; however we followed the 'official' instructions to the end, walking along the very attractive banks of the river to the old mill, then up into Aysgarth and back to Heather Cottage.
We went back to Hawes by car on the way home the following day, to buy a stock of cheese from the Wensleydale Creamery; then home.