|Walk:||Hellifield, Otterburn and a series of isolated farms/conversion around the moors to the north of Hellifield.|
|Start Point:||Hellifield car park||Grid Reference:||SD 855 564|
|Distance:||9 miles||Ascent:||1,100 feet|
|Weather:||Quite sunny and windy with 2 heavy showers.|
|Comments:||A group of 31 set out in the fine weather after preceding days of heavy rain. There was a lot of standing water in a few places to be negotiated, but most of the paths and tracks were clear around the access tracks to the isolated farms and converted homes that were passed along the route of the walk.|
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Setting off along Haw Lane - but someone seems to have changed their mind about the walk!
Higher up Haw Lane all the troops are heading in the right direction
Along the side of Wenningber Hill
No seats available at the coffee stop in Dacre Lane, near Otterburn
Park House, the first of the conversion projects (about 1 mile off the road)
and we climb back onto the moor with Otterburn Beck winding round the valley
Approaching Orms Gill Green as it starts to rain . . .
where Gary, Norman and Brenda shelter in an old lime kiln . . .
and the rest in the barn
Climbing to the highest point of the walk . . .
at Crake Moor . . .
and then heading south-west . . .
over the fields
to Bookilber Barn (4 miles from the road at Settle)
Line up, line up for the Newton Moor bridge and stile adventure course!
Little Newton . . .
where a lone deer thinks it is a sheep . . .
and just in case you haven't already got your boots muddy!!
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