The Road to Kirkby Malham

Road to Kirkby Malham, Yorkshire Dales

All good things must come to an end. Our husband-and-wife walks in the Yorkshire Dales had become a regular feature of birthdays and anniversaries. On the next anniversary, we will have to start another national park. This time, we explored the countryside around Kirkby Malham and Airton. The route was dictated by my twenty-two-year-old book “Pub Walks in the Yorkshire Dales“, which is probably due for replacement about now, as paths and landmarks have gradually changed.

Bare trees near Kirkby Malham, Yorkshire Dales

When we breezed to the end of our four-and-a-half-mile walk in a couple of hours, we were ready for a pint of Yorkshire ale and Steak and Ale pie. This is the reward for our exercise, which must be paying off. Devastatingly, the pub was shut, even though the sandwich board promised it would be open, when we parked the car in Kirkby Malham.

Grazing horses near Kirkby Malham, Yorkshire Dales

Their loss. We hot-footed it to the Buck Inn in Malham, for some legendary Malham and Masham pie. Splendid.

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