North Yorkshire Moors Hike

An 16.6 mile (26.8 km) hike around North Yorkshire Moors Hike where the average temperature was 4℃.

We started at 9:00 on Saturday and altogether the hike took 6h 22m 22s to complete.

We managed an average pace of 1.318kph with a max of 3.6kph whilst also climbing 390.3 meters of elevation and an average heart rate of 127.9bpm.


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A morning hike around the North Yorkshire Moors through Hawnby and Hazel Head Wood.

27 Kilometer Splits

splitdistancetimeaverage speedaverage HR
1 1000.3m 13m 2s 1.37 129
2 1000.3m 11m 36s 1.44 137
3 1000.2m 11m 14s 1.54 116
4 1000.3m 11m 14s 1.48 111
5 1000.2m 12m 0s 1.43 119
6 999.5m 10m 36s 1.57 131
7 999.6m 11m 9s 1.49 119
8 1001m 10m 38s 1.57 112
9 998.7m 12m 24s 1.54 116
10 1000.2m 15m 38s 1.38 114
11 999.7m 11m 1s 1.51 122
12 1000.1m 13m 17s 1.3 113
13 1000.2m 14m 40s 1.18 114
14 1000m 33m 28s 1.11 139
15 1000.6m 15m 3s 1.17 141
16 999.4m 13m 32s 1.26 134
17 999.8m 15m 23s 1.27 129
18 1000.5m 12m 12s 1.37 132
19 999.9m 13m 49s 1.32 127
20 999.7m 17m 4s 1.08 132
21 1001.2m 15m 11s 1.12 129
22 999.5m 17m 26s 1.01 133
23 999.1m 14m 9s 1.27 136
24 1000.2m 21m 26s 1.21 142
25 1000.7m 14m 26s 1.23 143
26 999.7m 11m 41s 1.43 136
27 785m 9m 3s 1.54 132

17 Mile Splits

splitdistancetimeaverage speedaverage HR
1 1610.5m 20m 24s 1.37 135
2 1608.9m 17m 40s 1.55 118
3 1609.7m 19m 13s 1.42 114
4 1608.9m 16m 53s 1.59 127
5 1609.7m 17m 48s 1.51 114
6 1609.3m 19m 27s 1.5 115
7 1608.7m 22m 30s 1.41 119
8 1609.3m 22m 25s 1.25 114
9 1609.2m 44m 16s 1.07 140
10 1610.2m 21m 9s 1.29 134
11 1608.5m 22m 51s 1.3 130
12 1609.3m 21m 24s 1.33 128
13 1609.9m 27m 14s 1.06 131
14 1609.1m 26m 26s 1.09 135
15 1609.1m 29m 21s 1.24 139
16 1610.5m 21m 28s 1.3 140
17 1034.8m 11m 53s 1.52 133

Esk Valley Loop

So an early start on Saturday saw us heading further afield into the North Yorkshire moors. 

The destination was Castleton Station over in Eskdale, North Yorkshire. The Esk Valley Loop is a famous walk around some beautiful places in the North Yorkshire moors. A ~16 mile loop, some of it along the old Esk Valley Railway

Although 16 mile is a lot of distance to cover, the walk is quite easy with the major incline towards the beginning and the rest just gradually swooping back down towards Castleton Moor Station. 

Roughly 6 mile into the walk you come across The Lion Inn. Situated just off the road is a beautifully set good ol’ English pub.

A quick pit stop in the form of a pint and we were back on our way. This time walking down the old railway track. This is where you can make up some ground from the pub pit stop as the paths are good. 

Following the maps and the GPS you do go a bit off road where the path is barely visable and your making your own way trying to avoid the boggy bits and across the fjord. 

There is plenty of moments around the Esk Valley Loop where you can just stop and take in the amazing views on offer of the moors. 

With the finish line in site you do have to walk on the road a bit (roughly 100 meters) but that’s all. 

Hopefully this walk will improve our fitness a bit ready for next weekends Cleveland Mountain Rescue Survival. Fingers Crossed!! ?

Some Fitbit Data

Duration Steps Distance Pace Altitude Heart Rate
6h 12m 25s 35,061 16.18 Miles 23’01” 2,236 94 bpm

Mile Pace
1 22’40”
2 22’01”
3 21’45”
4 28’05”
5 22’44”
6 22’21”
7 18’57”
8 19’28”
9 18’53”
10 21’07”
11 32’26”
12 26’43”
13 21’01”
14 22’08”
15 23’59”
16 24’21”
0.17 20’41”

Yorkshire Wildlife Park Visit

RebekahEsme has been pestering me for a while to take her to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park which is on the outskirts on Doncaster.

We got to the wildlife park at about 1PM on an overcast saturday. The weather did lift though and the rest of the day was fine!

Check-In

When walked through the car park towards the entrance and you could hear the sound of lions roaring. Scary times! We paid our money to go in and started our journey around the park.

Becks had the camera at hand but i did help out in taking some of the pictures. The first animals we met where the meerkats. They where like a show piece for everyone who came in the park to see. They had two big pens which where filled with about 10 meerkats each.

They are quite funny creatures. They run all over the place, up and down logs and then just stop and hop up onto there hind legs and look around. Then they will do it all over again!

Meerkats
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