Brief Summary of Herriot Way Route Part 1

Day 1 Valley Day-Aysgarth-Hawes 13 Miles

The route keeps to the river Ure to Askrigg , the Village of Askrigg was all so used as a filming location for all Creatures Great and Small is was called Darrowby in the tv series the route then keeps to the edge of Low Abbotside to Hardraw Where you can visit Hardraw Force Englands highest single drop waterfall above ground, a few miles away the #YorkshireDales also has the highest waterfall below ground and the is #Gapinggill, from Hardraw the route continues into Hawes, the name #Hawes means a pass between #Mount highains  it stands between #Buttertubs and #Fleetmoss

In Hawes there are plenty of amenities, the Crown Hotel and The White Hart both do good evening meals if you have time you can take a look round Wensleydale Creamery famous for #Wensleydalecheese

Day 2  View Day Hawes -Keld 13 miles

The Pennine Way is followed for much of the way which gives great views, The Pennine Way was the first National Trail in England opened 24th April 1965 from Hawes the route goes to Appersett Bridge, Then begins the long climb to the summit of #Greatshunnerfell at 716 meters  is stands on the broad watershed between #Wensleydale and #Swaledale, there are great views from the top the summit is marked by a large cross shelter and a trig point from the top the route descend into Swaledale towards Thwaite, strictly speaking Thwaite lie in a tributary valley of Straw Beck, in #Thwaite there is a nice tea room called #KeartonCountryHotel, from there climbs Kisdon Island  and Descends into Keld

The name Keld derives from the Viking word Kelda meaning a spring the village was once called Appletre Kelde The Spring near the apple trees, the village is small the only pub is Keld Lodge which was once a youth hostel

Part two to the Herriot way will follow