And so to the second, and much wetter, half of this year’s Kirkby Stephen visit. The weather forecast didn’t look too bad until later on in the day so I thought an early start and only some drizzle … sorted.
The plan was to do another walk from Visorando, but a shorter one. The only down side was the travelling time as this particular walk was over the border in County Durham. Add to that the fact the A66 was blocked in both directions near to my route which forced articulated lorries onto roads that were barely suitable for them and the drive became very interesting to say the least!
The eagle eyed amongst you may notice that the Visorando route name doesn’t match up with the title of this post. There’s a one word reason for that, if you haven’t already guessed … weather. The full walk is shown below with the walk I managed to do underneath it, minus the first section as I forgot to turn on GPS on my Galaxy watch … happens a lot with me (links to Google Earth Pro kmz files can be found in the description underneath each image).
Just before I present the images and bonus videos, two small points about this particular outing:
- The roads were fantastic to drive, plenty of concentration required but boy was it worth it.
- The full walk has been added to my walks bucket list, I will definitely be going back when the weather is better and completing the full route.
Without further a do … “Get on with it Merv” … I am doing!
For those that made it thus far … bonus videos!
In conclusion, the best was made of what was a pretty crappy day for walking me thinks. Hopefully there’s enough here to pique your interest of the full route that was originally planned.