Three Fryups in One Day
5 people attending
10 places left
This event is, of course, subject to Government announcements as well as OutdoorLads' policy in relation to Covid-19. We will observe social distancing.
This circular walk takes in two of the North York Moors' more remote dales, in high summer. The walk be about 10-12 miles long, depending on the conditions on the day. We should get stunning moorland views, be accompanied by moorland birds such as lapwing, curlew and sky lark. If we are really lucky we may see hare and deer, as well as the usual sheep and cattle.
All photographs are taken by the leader, and his husband, and permission is granted to Outdoorlads to use them.
What to bring
Water: bring at least two litres
Medicines: if you have hay fever, diabetes, minor ailments etc.
Day rucksack: typically 20-30 litres, they are comfortable to wear and allow you to use your arms freely
Boots: waterproof and breathable and designed for hiking, trainers are OK if the ground is dry and there’s little chance of rain
Gaiters: recommended for wet weather or boggy conditions
Socks: proper walking socks will keep your feet dry and help prevent blisters
Layered clothing: lets you quickly adapt to changes in the weather and body temperature. Go for a base layer (vest or t-shirt) and a mid layer (a micro fleece or shirt) and in cooler weather add an outer layer (a windproof jacket or thick fleece)
Trousers: ideally no jeans as they become heavy and cold in the rain, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry and on warm days shorts are OK
Waterproof jacket: essential when hiking in all but the calmest of weather, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry
Gloves: Windproof, or better still, waterproof gloves are the best choice, bring a spare pair if expecting rain
Hat or cap: stay warm in winter and shaded in summer
Sunglasses: for any sunny day, even in winter
Sun cream: can be useful even on cloudy and winter days
Snacks: bring biscuits, energy bars, gels, bananas, chocolate or dried fruit for example and put them somewhere easy to get hold of
Lunch: bring a packed lunch unless otherwise stated
Food & drink
Bring plenty of water and a packed lunch / snacks. There is a Coop in Castleton for last minute supplies.