Coast to Coast walk Day 11 – Clay Bank Top to Glaisdale
Day 11 of our Coast to Coast walk is another long one with the added attraction of the Lion Inn en route for a spot of lunch. We are also staying at another pub, the Arncliffe Arms.
I quite like the idea of arriving at our destination then rolling downstairs for food and drink.
Got dropped off at the Clay Bank Top car park just after 8. Only just made it through the road works before they closed the road. The Dutch, Leo and Sandra, and Canadians, Paul and Lori, were setting off at the same time. The walk starts with a steep climb here and we were soon outpaced by the pros.
At the top we saw a grouse, the first of many. Poor buggers being lined up for sport.
It was a long and dreary walk. The moors are pretty featureless. We made the Lion Inn at noon and the Agius’ followed at 12.25 – despite only having started at 10.15.They are faster walkers.
We had an hour’s break for lunch and headed out again. Still a long way to go. Made it to the Arncliffe Arms at 5.30ish. An hour later than the others. The accommodation isn’t up to much.
|starting B&B||West Cote, Chop Gate TS9 7JF|
|forecast/actual time||8h 36min/9h 14min|
|weather||sunny but hazy so couldn’t see the sea from the moors|
|forecast/actual ascent m||424.6/525|
|breakfast||Dorset muesli & regional cheese board with toast|
|lunch||hot beef roll and chips at the Lion Inn|
|dinner||garlic mushrooms and lasagna|
|finishing B&B||The Arncliffe Arms, 1 Glaisedale Terrace, Glaisdale, YO21 2QL|