Countryfile’s C2C – Day 9

Thursday 11th May 2006
Brompton to Osmotherly

Another VERY hot day and it was tough on the feet with so much road walking – I took to my training shoes early on. The sound of aircraft out of RAF Leeming? was never far away for much of the day. My highlight was watching a ‘Diver’ in one of the streams with a very young brood obviously perturbed by our intrusion into its life. We trudged into Danby Wiske anticipating a pub lunch only to find the White Swan closed till late evening. However, Ashfield house provided respite and sustenance. On the long trudge into Osmotherly and arrival at Vane House, I found that my left ankle had swollen unexpectedly – but there was no pain?. It is something that really worried me at the time, however disappeared after the next day and never bothered me?

We dined at The Queen Catherine.