2019_12_15 Eppleby

Leader : Elaine Anderson.          Distance : 11.5 miles

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Elaine reports :-

7 walkers joined me today for a sunny, muddy walk in North Yorkshire.

Our route started from Eppleby, where I was advised on good authority that the local Village Shop/Tea room has won awards for it’s fine fayre. Sadly closed to us today…..though a good excuse to come back again and sample their scones and cakes.

The sun shone brightly as it followed us through the pretty villages and hamlets of Caldwell, Aldbrough St John, Stanwick St John, Kirkbridge and Forcett.

The last 2.5 miles of our walk today passed through the remains of an Iron Age Fort occupied by a Celtic tribe called Brigantes, who were the indigenous people of Britain around the time of the Roman occupation. The huge fort was a principal centre of power for the Brigantes which covered an area of over 700 acres and was enclosed by four miles of ditches and ramparts, most of which can still be seen today.

Post walk drink was enjoyed in The Crown Inn at Manfield.