Malham Cove, Yorkshire Dales

We had one or two things going on at the end of the year, so when we finally got a free day I was dying to get out under some big open Yorkshire sky.

It’s been a fairly tough couple of months, but there’s nothing like taking in lungfuls of countryside air and breathtaking scenery to remind you of the beauty in the world.

It was a cold, wet December day so we played it safe – but no less spectacular – and walked to the top of Malham Cove.

Malham Cove, Yorkshire Dales | www.angelinthenorth.com

Malham Cove, Yorkshire Dales | www.angelinthenorth.com

Malham Cove, Yorkshire Dales | www.angelinthenorth.com

It was a chance to take my new Hi-Tec walking boots out for a spin. It was a good day for testing: it poured with rain on the climb and the cove’s limestone pavement is notoriously slippy when wet. I felt a lot more confident on my feet up there than I would have otherwise and they were as light and comfortable as they seemed on first impression.

Malham Cove, Yorkshire Dales | www.angelinthenorth.com

Malham Cove, Yorkshire Dales | www.angelinthenorth.com

Malham Cove, Yorkshire Dales | www.angelinthenorth.com

Malham Cove, Yorkshire Dales | www.angelinthenorth.com

As I said before, I have weak ankles from my childhood sporting days and, after a day out walking, my ankles tend to stiffen up making walking at all pretty uncomfortable the next day. These boots are mid-height which means plenty of movement when you’re wearing them but you’re also getting the support you need. No stiff ankles afterwards: result. Also the next-day blister test? They passed with flying colours.

Roll on the longer days and brighter weather for some more exploring!

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2 Thoughts on “Malham Cove, Yorkshire Dales

  1. Wow. There are some beautiful views. And excellent work on the no blister no stiff ankles for the boots too!

  2. Debi hawkins on January 6, 2014 at 7:38 pm said:

    Love the new blog!!!

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