A short but eventful day today. First a section of deserted country lane.
Then onto the moors.
I'm being followed by a frantic Plover flying above and occasionally swooping down to me - I must be near it's nest.
Following a track bounded by dry stone walls on both sides I see a farmer on a quad moving some animals. He shouts "can you just get in front of that bull to stop him going that way". I nervously comply and up close he is a big bugger.
I walk down to near Malham to check out the waterfall Janet's Foss (Foss is the Nordic word for waterfall).
Then a looping walk to the top of Malham Cove. This is certainly one of my favourite places on the walk so far. Beautiful limestone pavements, seeing a baby peregrine falcon in the cliffs and a fantastic view over the southern dales.
I'll leave the explanation of the formation of the pavement to Steve Coogan's encounter with a stranger in The Trip.
Then down the steps to base of the cove itself, which is also pretty amazing.
And along the idyllic valley to my youth hostel for the night.