We live near Tong and so based our walk on going over to Fulneck, and back around taking in Tong Village. You can see our route here on Viewranger. I have edited the route slightly as we did take a wrong turn!The walk starts down a country lane and you do need to keep your wits about you walking down here. It is unfortunately used as a bit of a rat run cut through. There are however lovely views of the surrounding countryside and it wasn’t long before the kids were talking to some Calf’s and then some horses a bit further along. We met the local riding school out on their hack as we made our way to the footpath, walking through the farm.
One of the biggest hill climbs on our walk is up Scholebrook Lane and the kids were a bit whingey coming up there, there is a treat at the top though!
With my hips problems I haven’t been able to come up this way for years (or even considered it!) and despite being a bit out of breath at the top I made it without too many aches. Woohoo! With my new exercises I’m feeling a little more positive about getting over the IT band problem I seem to have developed. My Physio is leaving bigger gaps between appointments with a view to me being better enough to be discharged, and a referral to a podiatrist is also hopefully going to improve things. The great thing about making it to the top of this hill is the treat soon in sight, yes you guessed it a PUB! We hadn’t actually planned to stop but little lady needed a loo break and that was excuse enough to have a quick half at The Bankhouse Inn. The views up here of the surrounding countryside are really picturesque.
Turning down Keeper Lane and picking up the footpath we were on the home stretch. I wouldn’t suggest any of this walk for pushchairs as there are many narrow and ‘close to stream’ moments, however we did meet a family coming the other way ‘off roading’ with their pushchair!
Making our way across the field that would take us back on the footpath we started on and the heavens opened with a torrential downpour. The kids wearing their new waterproofs had hoods but me and Hubby had decided to wear little coats. We got a thorough soaking and laughed and screaming making our way across the fields to the next tree for shelter. I’m sure half of Pudsey will have heard us.
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