Part of Pocklington's summer walking programme, the 95 miles Yorkshire Castles Way attracted 8 interested members to York for the initial section of 13 miles, starting at the historic Clifford's Tower and a destination of Sheriff Hutton.
In fine sunny weather, Leader Tony Corrigan, took the group along the city walls, leaving it at Monk Bar and heading out of the city to pick up the River Foss path. For the next 8 miles the river was a constant companion and with a dry, flat surface, good progress was made. Huntingdon Church provided a pleasant opportunity for an early lunch.
Continuing on, passing Haxby and Strensall, the River Foss was left behind as the group headed across farmland to West Lilling. With Sheriff Hutton Castle in the distance, the remaining few fields were crossed to complete this initial stage.
In sunny conditions, the group rewarded themselves with tea and scones at Sheriff Hutton's Quarmby's Delicatessen Cafe
NB: The next stage is Sheriff Hutton to Slingsby on 3rd May
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