Updates to 2018 Edition
STAGE ONE - p15. Embsay, penultimate line. Text reads 'bear right towards a waymark in the top corner of the field'. Just been by there & a wall has disappeared making the text confusing. Please read as follows 'bear right towards a wall corner' (Feb. 2018)
- p16. Calm Slate Farm, East Halton GR038542. The farm is now an ice cream parlour & the right of way has now officially been diverted. There are 'route diverted' signs to show the way. From line 44 in left-hand column ignore 'In the fourth one .. to out onto a lane' & substitute -
'In the fourth one, keep straight on with a fence on your left, to reach a gate ahead. Carry on across the next field to a further gate. Once through this go diagonally right, aiming for a gate in the far corner of the field, adjacent to some farm buildings. This brings you out onto a farm track. Turn left here to reach a lane'. Then as text 'This is Moor Lane'.
STAGE FOUR - p52. Shoregill.(NY 7795 0172) A new fence & gate have been erected after 'a stile marked with red paint'. Therefore please insert after this - 'Turn right & go through a gate ahead & then follow a vague path diagonally left uphill (not right) to reach a stile'
Bottom of p55. (NY 7865 0363) A new fence & stile have been put up before you cross the stream 'to reach a stone stile in the wall corner'
Just go over the new stile to reach the stream.
Top of p56. (NY7865 0390). The definitive right of way has now been re-instated here at Carr House. Therefore just ignore the diversion which is in brackets & follow the text at the top of the page passing to the right of the house - there are new gates here.
- p64. road section to Warcop, after Flitholme. Take care when negotiating this length of the route, particularly if walking the route in reverse. New road signs have been erected to warn the traffic of walkers on the road.
- p65. Lowgill Farm, Sandford. GR778146 Obstructions have been removed at Lowgill so the description should now read 'Pass through the gate into farmyard & with farmhouse on your right follow the track as it jinks left then right to reach a gate in approximately 50yds. After going through the gate, in approx. 100 yds. follow the directional arrow left through another gate & turn right with the fence (now on your right) to reach the footbridge. (Aug 2017)
-p77. Just north of Appleby on Hungriggs Lane one or two people have had problems with what appears to be a locked gate, however in our experience although it appears to be padlocked the gate did actually open on our last visit. The authorities have been notified & are looking in to it. This is an official bridleway which initially is used by Lady Annes Way walkers & also those doing a Pennine Journey, so just check that the gate does actually open. If its definitely padlocked go back to the junction & turn right along a 'B' road for a short distance to reach a footpath sign off right. This will take you back onto Hungriggs Lane. (June 2018)
-p.81. The riverside path from Kirkby Thore to Ousenstand Bridge - GR620248. The route description here can be a bit ambiguous (apologies) it should say 'over gates and stiles until at GR620248 go through a kissing gate & turn sharp right with a fence on your right, to reach a little plank bridge, over another stile & immediately left over further stile' & back to text 'following a wire fence for the length of one field'.
FOOD & ACCOMMODATION INFO
STAGE TWO - 6 day version - Kettlewell Hostel now re-opened, see web site - Independent Hostels.co.uk kettlewell (July 2015)
STAGE TWO - both versions - the Buck Inn, Buckden has now re-opened, June 2018
both versions - at Buckden a new camping & pod site opened April 2017, see under 'accommodation' for details
STAGE FIVE - 6 day version - the pub at Warcop closed (June 2016)
STAGE SIX - both versions - Wetheriggs Pottery & Cafe unfortunately closed (July 2015) However cafe open at Brougham Hall, see info below (2017)
STAGE EIGHT - 9 day version -Accomm. now available once again, at K.Thore at Kirkbythore Hall - see under accomm. or check out web site firstname.lastname@example.org. There is also a bistro in K.Thore (its all happening!) open every day but closes at 6.0pm. Sundays. check out web site
(page 82) Unfortunately there is now no accomm, available at Morland & so this alternative is no longer viable.