Sunday, 28 June 2015

An outing.

An outing today!  At present the sky is black and it is trying hard to rain.   We need rain badly, but I do hope it clears and the sun shines today, in which case I can add some photographs to my post this evening as we traverse the very high Pennines, going over the tops, through between the Mallerstang (isn't that a wonderful name, so evocative of the past) and Blea Moor and then over the top of Blea Moor and down into Ravenstonedale for lunch.

Tess is coming too and we shall walk her on the top of Blea Moor if we have time.   There are about twenty or so semi wild horses up there and we always hope we shall see them.

So - Mallerstang, here we come.   See you later.

The photograph at the top is of The Kings Head itself - a lovely pub and a delicious lunch (beef and stilton pie for two of us, roast lamb for the other two; three sticky toffee puddings - but I had lemon posset with gin and tonic granita (the chef said gin and tonic with lemon juice and sugar and then beat it as it freezes every so often.  It was scrumptious - I shall try it.

Below that:
Approaching the Mallerstang - on the return journey the sun was shining.
Blea Moor.
The glorious buttercup fields.
The 'river' opposite the pub.

Lovely day, lovely food, lovely company - so thanks A and A for travelling up to meet us.
 

r.

11 comments:

Heather said...

Enjoy your day and I hope the weather is kind to you.

Rachel said...

As Peter cut hay all day yesterday, as well as Friday, he is hoping it will stay dry. I think we should be lucky in the east although it is a bit dark outside at the moment. Such is life. Enjoy your Sunday dinner in Ravenstonedale, I will look it up on the map. I rather like the name Blea Moor, sounds like there's a t missing.

Gwil W said...

Always enjoy your journeys into the wilderness photos. Looking forward with anticipation.

Helsie said...

We saw a group of school children disappearing into the earth on Blea Moor years ago. When we went to investigate they were going down " pot holes" I think they were called and popping up again at quite some distance across the moor. An amazing sight for a couple of visiting Aussies.

Mac n' Janet said...

Ravenstonedale is quite an interesting name too, hope Tess enjoyed her walk and you your meal

angryparsnip said...

Oh what a beautiful day.
Your photos are wonderful and wish I could have had a taste of Beef and Stilton pie.
Your desert is the one I would have tried.

Does Tess just sleep in the car while you have lunch ?
She is such a good girl.

cheers, parsnip

Gwil W said...

Blea Moor. The dark shadow parallels the two walls and the arrow of light splits the image, dark shades and then the stark shape of the hill in profile, and then those lumbering clouds. People with posh cameras wait patently for days, perhaps weeks, even months, for such scenes to present themselves. Well spotted. And congratulations!

Tom Stephenson said...

Lovely.

Cro Magnon said...

Oh for an English Pub Lunch. France is losing the plot about food.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thanks for calling in and for your comments. Come over here Cro and I'll take you out to lunch!

Linda Metcalf said...

Such a beautiful country....love the photos. How very lucky you are!