ODL weekend at Helmsley Youth Hostel.
Arrived on Friday evening, got a top bunk next to a window so woken by a tawny owl in the night. Saturday’s walk was initially wet, up along Rye Dale then increasingly foggy and windy as we crossed Scrawton Moor. After pre-lunch pub stop in Wass the cloud lifted and it dried up. Then along to Ampleforth and back via Sproxton. Fast paced, led by an ex-Royal Marine.
Less pleasant nocturnal disruptions on Saturday night included an unwell room-mate, followed by the loud entry of a very drunk one. A more sedate walk on Sunday up Ash Dale and back down Beck Dale.