Day 12 - Tuesday 12 June 2012
Danby Wiske to Ingleby Cross (9.9 miles)
Fantastic – a short walking day of just under 10 miles along the flat therefore we took our time over Frank & Doreen’s lovely breakfast knowing that we could take it really easy today. The day dawned overcast but with the promise of some sun later we set off from Danby Wiske at 0930. This is another leg of the C2C that sometimes gets a bad press but again, we found it to be varied and interesting.
Pointless Gateposts - No 31
We had clearly underestimated the difficulty of the walk
Arriving at Northfield Farm, we made use of the honesty shop and indulged in a Diet Coke and Mars Bar each which was very reasonably priced. Shortly after the farm we crossed Long Lane, passed Wray Farm and then made our way over the railway line. We then caught up with a group of walkers and realised it was our old friends the Cod Heads and we walked with them as far as the A19 crossing at Ingleby Arncliffe. For anybody who has not attempted to cross the A19 at a busy part of the day, you must be really careful. The road is extremely busy with heavy lorries, boy racers and Chelsea Tractors.
The Cod Heads
Tina Turner Sheep - "You're simply the best, better than all the rest ............."
With the sun making an appearance, we made our way to The Blue Bell Inn at Ingleby Cross and arrived at 1300. We had a nice cold drink and were joined by the Cod Heads and the Dutch couple we saw yesterday at Catterick Bridge. With time to kill we stayed there for an hour or so before making our way through Ingleby Cross and over another A road to our B&B at Park House in Arncliffe Woods. On the road up we bumped into a couple we met in the B&B in Shap and we were to meet up with them again in Robin Hood’s Bay.
Shocking spelling at The Blue Bell Inn
On arrival at Park House we were met by Bev & Mike the owners who immediately thrust a glass of fizz into our hands – I had been trying to write this moment into the walk itinerary for months!! We sat outside in the sunshine and enjoyed a really nice chat with Bev & Mike who we found out had only just recently bought the B&B. After another glass of fizz we retired to our lovely room to unwind and ready ourselves for a 3 course meal cooked by Bev. When we arrived in the dining room, we discovered that Mark & Irene had left Dave a card for his birthday plus a bottle of wine and that Bev & Mike had decorated the room with birthday bunting and had also baked Dave a birthday cake. Therefore after the meal we had some cake and sang Happy Birthday – this was a really nice touch from a lovely family. We then retired to the lovely lounge to relax and this was a perfect end to a super day.
Park House, Ingleby Cross - www.parkhousebb.co.uk
This was the best B&B of the entire walk. Not just for the fizz on arrival but for how well we were looked after, the excellent food and also the hospitality. It is in an idyllic setting and is on the route itself. A fantastic B&B.
Day 12 Data
3 hrs 29 min
66 hrs 19 min
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