Saturday, 8 October 2011

A walk around Hawes (YDH Day4 28Sep11)

A walk in the Yorkshire Dales, near Hawes
After 2 days of bicycling and/or shopping we'd decided to have a more leisurely day; drive to Hawes and explore the area on foot.  Armed with sandwiches, walking boots and an Ordnance Survey map we decided upon a circular walk: Hawes > Gayle > Hardraw > Hawes.  I was head of navigation, for a short time, until we discovered I'd taken us slightly off route, 3 fields away from the track we needed to be on.  So Mr Lisa took over at the helm.

Appersett, nr Hawes

Yes - this was really September
It was a beautifully warm, sunny day, there weren't many people around (doing the same route) and we took things at a steady pace.

The walk took us over fields, tracks and up hills, and it was nice to get out into the middle of nowhere.

There were plenty of excitable moorland birds, mostly grouse and pheasants and for a short time nearly adopted a farm dog.

The farm dog who wanted to join us

A pint at The Crown, Hawes


Hawes for a pint (& tea & cake)

Back in Hawes, stopped at The Crown for a pint of beer to quench our thirst, and onto a teashop for cake and a cuppa (my second coffee cake in 2 days).

Dinner in Leyburn
We booked into The Sandpiper Inn (Leyburn) for dinner, and it was well worth the visit, our favourite meal of the holiday.

Carl went for:
  • Ham Hock Terrine with Balsamic Shallots & Watercress
  • Pressed Dales Lamb with Summer Vegetables & a Redcurrant & Mint Sauce
  • Strawberry Knickerbocker Glory
I went for:
  • Seared Queen Scallops with Caramelised Belly Pork & Pea Puree
  • Slow-cooked Wensleydale Beef with Campbell’s Black Pudding & Roasted Vegetables
  • Baked lemon cheesecake
The food was absolutely delicious, everything was cooked to perfection, the meat was tender and the accompanying sauces complimented the flavours.  We were very very pleased we gave Leyburn another try for dinner.

Places to eat/drink:
Peacock Butterfly

Red Admiral Butterfly

1 comment:

  1. Enjoyable post Mrs V...! Particularly enjoyed reading your menu choices (yours sounds better!) and tales of switching chief navigator! ;-). Good pics too, but if that's a Red Admiral it's in Tortoiseshell disguisel!