I decided to tackle the Leeds Country Way over two days, a 62 mile circular hike around the outskirts of Leeds to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support as we all know someone who is or has been affected by cancer.
Tackling this long distance walk over two days meant walking for a much longer period each day in order to cover the one hundred kilometre route!
Garforth, Old railway line
River Aire from Swillington bridge
Sundown at GildersomeI knew that day two would be tough as I had more miles to cover in order to complete the route and my right knee was beginning to show signs of wear and tear. It was very painful and the slightest of downhill sections were proving to be difficult!
After a slightly misty early morning the sun broke through and a stunning sky was revealed. Day two took me through Pudsey, Horsforth, Eccup, Harewood, Bardsey, Thorner, Barwick-In-Elmet, Scholes and Garforth.
Altocumulus clouds at Horsforth
Bailed straw at Eccup
Woods near Harewood
Grassy track at Bardsey
Barley field, Thorner
The pretty village of Barwick-In-Elmet