Osmotherly to Hasty Bank (Beak Hill Farm). A short but lovely 10 mile walk today, all other accommodation fully booked so no choice. Fine weather, although high winds later in the day. Could see the sea at Redcar, a good motivation for us! No more bird stories, although a peacock & a guinea fowl were strutting around the Lord Stones Cafe.
You will be thinking we have all lost a stone in weight (maybe not), after all the calories we have expended; but we thought of Napolean who said his army marches on it’s stomach!! Tonight we are living in style by having venison at the farm house table! We actually saw a small deer cross our path today perhaps it was it’s brother. We have been educated by Julie the farmers wife, who has taught us all about breeding Galloway cattle & telling us amazing stories about cows attacking them after they have recently calved.
We had along lunch today, with it being a short walk, & behold met up again with our two friends Tom & Lisa. Tom is in the farmyard in his tent and Lisa is wild camping up on Clay Bank Top, whilst we have the luxury of a farmhouse bedroom.
It’s a 20 mile hike to Glaisdale tomorrow. We are all still in good spirits & never felt better!! 153 miles now completed, phew!
Dave, Paul & Steve