- Nov 8, 2014
Your HHB is looking great Jack. Hope your weekend goes well and the rain holds off.Thanks a lot Todd, I'm going to have my Hartshead Barlow with me tomorrow Here's a pic from the last time I was in that area. Hope you and all the other Guardians have a fantastic weekend
Who is this guy? Straight out of the Orvis magazine!Today has gone FASSSTT! I've just been packing my bag for a hike tomorrow, got 2 litres of water, my slingshot gear, and everything I need for some lunch in the woods...it ain't exactly light! The weather forecast is good, but in Yorkshire, that rarely means you don't need to pack a raincoat! I'm going to head out to Rougemont on the River Wharfe again, got a circular walk planned, hopefully it'll be a great day
Hopefully, warmer than the last time I was out that way It was still a nice day though
I reckon it might be me who ate all the pies I had a steak bake for dinner, steak & onion pie for tea, followed by apple pie & custard
Yip, our Teutonic friends are no slouches when it comes to beer. I'm sure you did as well as you couldI did try to represent our side as much as I could, but it was tough!
Really been sticking to the Ironwood lately.
Have a great Friday, all!
Thanks a lot pal Yeah, quite a milestone, thanks to all our regular and longstanding contributors THis thread doesn't FLY like it once did, but still going strongI love that big Stag Lambsfoot of yours Jack. What a beauty!!!
That is just incredible- I have to say that you maintain this Thread immaculately - it’s THE fastest Thread here without a doubt, and a Fantastic one at that!
Well done my friend and we’ll done to the Guardians who keep this Thread moving so very well.
Have a great day folks.
Many thanks Bill, hope you're settling into your new homeYour HHB is looking great Jack. Hope your weekend goes well and the rain holds off.
We are only 3 pages off Two and a Half Thousand...
Looks like you got a good one there Ken, great picHope to share with you all new and recent buys soon!
LOL! Thanks buddyWho is this guy? Straight out of the Orvis magazine!
Good move my friend
Isn't it just Jer?This sunlight stuff is tricky.
LOL! Great to see your Hartshead Barlow mateCrikey! we'll have to do an emergency pie drop from Lancashire.
Yip, our Teutonic friends are no slouches when it comes to beer. I'm sure you did as well as you could
HHB received some care today.
That sounds like a fantastic day, and a well-earned one Smashing picsHappy weekend friends! Today was my first saturday off in the past 8 weeks, i got to sleep in till 7:00!! Had a relaxed morning of coffee eggs and cartoons with my wife and my boy. We visited a local brewery with some friends and their kids. Then grilled some chicken and burgers when we got home. Had my trusty lambsfoot in my pocket all day. View attachment 1581821 View attachment 1581823
Been enjoying following your adventures Dan, looks like a fantastic trip Glad you were able to get some plinking in, love the pictoting and slingshot plinking on an island 🏝
Beautiful photos Jack, sounds (and looks) like you had a fantastic day! And you are right, nothing tastes better after a long walk than a great beer!No matter how remote, from tranquil woodland to moor and mountain, every inch of the English countryside is owned by someone, and the only legal access, without prior permission, is along the ancient paths and trackways, known as 'Rights of Way'. Sadly, many miles of public footpaths and bridleways disappear every year, and are often ploughed up, illegally re-routed, or obstructed by gates and barbed-wire. Allowing access, and maintaining stiles, is the responsibility of the landowner, but stiles are often left broken, neglected, or strewn with barbed-wire. Unfortunately, we were to encounter many such stiles in the following miles of our walk. Typically, they weren't stiles at all, but just a small gap in a hawthorn hedge, allowing narrow access to a four-foot fence, which had to be precariously scaled Crossing the first two obstacles, we eventually made it to the high-steepled church of Saint Barnabas, close to the old village of Weeton, which today is no more than a cluster of houses, with not so much as a pub or post office remaining.
After pausing for a short rest in the small churchyard, we continued on our journey in the hot sunshine, passing through Weeton, and what was once its school, and into a collection of stables. The path led us past large gardens, and through more fields, before it began to climb, with increasing steepness, uphill. We noted that a new fence had diverted the footpath from its original, more gentle, route.
At the summit of our walk, we enjoyed fine views of the surrounding countryside, before beginning the long descent back to Rougemont, where I lit my twig-stove again, and we had some ramen noodles and miso to replace the salt lost during our hill-climb.
After some more slingshot practice in the woods, we retraced our earlier steps along the banks of the Wharfe, and after another steep climb, found sanctuary in a pub, where that first pint didn't touch the sides!