As we drove into Kettlewell, the clouds were getting darker and darker, and the rain started to bounce off the tarmac - oh no what kind of day were we going to be in for?!?! We all donned waterproofs in the shelter situated in the car park, except for one fool hardy Yorkshire man who didn't think overtrousers were necessary. As we climbed up on to Old Cote Moor it got slightly chillier and when we stopped for our morning coffee break - said Yorkshire man had his overtrousers on !
We proceeded up to Horse Head Moor - and visited the trigpoint. Dave wished to visit the trigpoint as he hadn't been there before - which was slightly worrying as he was our leader for the day.
As we descended down into Yockenthwaite the sun came out and it was absolutely glorious. Thankfully our waterproofs were put away for the remainder of the day.
On reaching Buckden the local fete was on and we watched the fell runners participating in the fell run. Mike went to watch them for a high vantage point, and it was apparent Mike was fitter than most of the fell runners on the event ! - next year we are going to enter him.
We climbed up to the monument on Buckden Pike before descending down into Starbotton and then followed the valley side down into Kettlewell.
We saw Yorkshire in all its glory: - picturesque villages, open moorlands, summer sunshine, stunning scenery, spectacular views, excellent company - and a pint of Yorkshire bitter at the end of the day - perfect.
Thanks to Dave for a grand day out

1st trig of the day Across Horse Head Moor Blue Team ready? Falls Fell Race at Buckden Mike & Julie on the pull from Yockenthwaite Ralph on Buckden Pike Starbotton in view