Tan Hill Inn


An excellent day to cycle up Arkengarthdale from Reeth to the Tan Hill Inn, then back down through Swaledale.
The two valleys are very different in character; Arkengarthdale is barren, with a view to the north of the distant A66. Today it was full of the noise of curlew and lapwing.

Arkengarthdale Ducks Bridge over the Arkle Beck A friend knitted me these helmet ear-warmers road over Arkengarthdale Moor West Stonesdale

Swaledale is more sheltered and filled with the classic walled fields.

Fields in Swaledale Fields in Swaledale Curlews Return beer Fields in Swaledale

28 miles. 2,500 ft climbed

Wild Boar Fell


After a few days at the parents’ over Easter I travelled back home through the dales, leaving the motorway at Tebay. After finding a campsite I spent the afternoon walking up White Boar Fell.

Howgills From Wild Boar Fell towards the river Eden and Kirkby Stephen Cairn on the path up White Boar Fell Road and train line through the valley looking from the steep edge on White Boar Fell Looking south-ish from White Boar Fell Route taken up White Boar Fell

I could see rain in many directions in the distance but was lucky and missed it.  Snow on the Howgills; I had hoped to walk that way on the next day but it became very wet with low cloud so I made my way home.

Trig point on top of White Boar Fell Rain on the Howell Fells Route of walk on White Boar Fell

8.8 miles

Wild Boar Fell, 708 m; Marilyn, HuMP, Hewitt, Nuttall