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Hello Everyone,

As I look through my window, thankfully the weather has improved from that in the photograph I am posting this morning!

Continuing my theme of moorland farmhouses, this one is quite near the village of Lothersdale. On the morning that I took this, the grey clouds were rapidly moving over and snow flurries were intermitent.

Despite the weather, there is something so very wildly beautiful about this area!

I would like to share with you a small section of Mark Moxton's book 'Walking Land's End to John O'Groats'. This is his what he recalls of the Lothersdale section:

Between the Moors

Ickornshaw
Thankfully the people round here are so wonderful that I'm managing to kick my phobia of the North into touch. I might think the moors suck, but the villages and the inhabitants are great and to me that's the most important thing. For example, as I wound down into Ickornshaw, one valley over from my destination of Lothersdale, a bloke who was packing his car by the side of the road looked at me and launched into a conversation, just like that.

'Can't believe today after yesterday,' he said sympathetically, looking at the sky.

'Well, you've got to take the rough with the smooth,' I said.

'Should be better tomorrow,' he said.

'Hope so,' I said, and that was that. It might have been a short snippet, but when you've just rolled down from a soaking plod through undulating grey misery, a friendly nod and a few sympathetic words can really put the spring back in your step.

Lothersdale
The same happened up the next hill, where I chatted to a farmer for a few minutes and swapped tales of walking and weather, and fortified by his promise that after the next field it was downhill all the way – a not-quite accurate summary of the rest of the walk, but close enough – I soon flopped into Lothersdale for a pint of Adams, a slap-up meal and a very friendly B&B. And that's where I am now, steaming myself dry in the corner of the pub, listening to the gentle babble of conversation down the bar and looking forward to a rest day tomorrow.

Many thanks for your visit.
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