Leader : Ian Nelson. Distance : 10 miles.
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9 walkers today left Darlington for Ravenstonedale. The forecast was not good.
A very wet climb over the Pennines ensued. The walk started in waterproofs but the weather soon cleared up.
The day turned out well, and soon dried up.
Today’s route took us along the general course of the Scandal Beck, past Smardale Bridge.
This once carried the main road from Kendal to Kirkby Stephen.
Onward to Crosby Garrett then a road walk to the village of Smardale.
A climb up onto Smardale Fell saw us pass quite a few walkers doing the Coast to Coast.
The undulating descent back to Ravenstonedale saw our return to The Kings Head for refreshments.