Horton-In-Ribblesdale to Hawes

14 June 2022. The campsite was noisy all night with the DoE students. They obviously don’t get taught campsite etiquette these days! Note to self: avoid school groups camping. All the Pennine Way walkers camping had a bad night so we were up early and off at 0700. Patrick, Paul and I walked as a group to Hawes. It was easy walking on farm tracks most of the way with a gentle 300m climb up Cam And Dodd Fells and a descent into Hawes. Little wind today. We met two pairs of walkers coming the other way, walking John o Groats to Lands End.

Arriving in Hawes at 1305, Patrick and Paul went on to Hardraw and I had a look at the Wensleydale cheese factory; well, mainly their cafe. After a pot of tea and and sandwich, I went on to the Bainbridge Ing campsite. 24 km today. Clothes washed and boot waxed. Pennine Way walkers Fred and Okey (German Shepherd) were at the campsite. Okey is suffering from sore paw pads. His rubber booties help a little. Dinner was at the Board Inn after meeting Phil and Rose walking into town. Phil isn’t going as far as me tomorrow, so we said our farewells.

Route out of Horton
Paul and Patrick
Sell Gill Holes
Ribblehead Rail Viaduct in mid distance
Roman Road up to Dodd Fell Hill
Descent into Hawes
Wensleydale Cheese Factory
Hawes Market Place
Bainridge Ing campsite

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