The Pennine Way, Day 5 

Date: Tuesday 26 May 2015

Walked from: Ickornshaw, West Yorkshire

Walked to: Malham, North Yorkshire

Distance: 17 miles

Stayed: Lister Arms

Weather: Dry, fresh and often sunny. Perfect!

The word ‘glorious’ was invented for walks like the one we did today. Great walking weather (fresh but often sunny), incredible views, canal side wanders, riverside meanders, lambs, ducklings, flower-filled meadows, a lunchtime cafe, a sweet shop sent from heaven, such was its perfection of confection … and singing along to a You Tube clip of Kate Bush’s Wuthering Heights on the top of a moor (ok, it was ALMOST a perfect day!)…
Spectacular views from Pinhaw Beacon, great cheese and onion toastie at Abotts Harbour Cafe, the best sweet shop ever in Gargrave, more fab views from Eshton Moor and then a (predominantly) river side potter into Malham. 

Photos: View of the ‘salt and pepper pots’ hill near Ickornshaw / walking buddies at Pinhaw Beacon / Dalesman Cafe at Gargrave / the approach to Malham 





About silkakt

I love to explore countries on foot or by bicycle. An English woman, I moved to the south of Spain in September 2020 and I have dreams of encouraging more people to discover this amazing country by walking its various Camino routes. To date, I've walked the French Camino from St Jean in France, the Portuguese Camino from Lisbon (interior route, not coastal) and the Camino Primitivo from Oviedo. I have also walked a fair few long distance trails in the UK, including all of the National Trails in England and Wales, and a couple of long walks in beautiful Scotland.
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