2021_06_27 Hawes Red Squirrel Trail

Leader : Steve          Distance : 10.5 miles

Steve Reports

Travelling to Hawes the tops were misty and mizzle began, having got there however the weather improved, so with boots on and away, 8 peeps set off at 10.30

After a steady ascent of the cam road a short break was ordered. It was then a descent off piste to a footpath into a chopped down wood. Here a wild pig was seen wallowing in a trench, we called it wild because it had no markings nor ‘ear-rings’. After giving it a stroke or two we moved on.

As we were travelling to the squirrel view point we encountered people coming towards us. Steve asked if if there were any squirrels about. The answer was yes which pleased him as he hadn’t seen any on the recce. Sure enough at the view point there were three prancing, jumping and running.

After spending ten minutes there we moved on further into the valley where we had lunch. It was then a mixture of rough tracks, meadows, a busy road and a quiet lane back into Hawes.

Everyone enjoyed the company, the craic, the views and never stopped smiling remembering the squirrels. The day ended with a post walk drink at The Crown