Weather : Cloudy with some sunshine and warm
Distance: 13 miles
Another good night's sleep in a super B&B - Howard and his wife were lovely and we had a good chat after breakfast. And it was a good breakfast including scrambled egg and bacon. We set off at 9:25am after buying a sandwich and bananas from Skipton Market. It was a short, step climb out of Skipton and we were into the moors and fells again. We soon had fantastic views back down the hill to Skipton but we were heading for Sharp Haw (357m). A bit of a slog but again with great views. A slog is always worth it when the views are so good. We reached the brow of the hill and surveyed the landscape and it was good! Next stop was Flasby which was a beautiful hamlet with stone built cottages. We then had an idyllic walk along the bank of Hetton beck until I spotted... a bull..on its own...in the field we were about to enter. Now he looked quite placid but, after some discussion, we decided discretion was the better part of valour and we made a detour onto a nearby lane and into the village of Hetton. Mrs C was very understanding about my fear of all things bovine...
It was then a mile walk to the Malham and the Youth Hostel. We had dinner at the Buck Inn and then back to the hostel to chat in the lounge with fellow hostelers and write up the diary.