We managed to arrive too late for our hotel breakfast today so had to make do with toast and cereal. We then drove back to the excellent visitor centre at Sutton Bank to do another walk. This visitor centre was excellent. The staff were so friendly and knowledgeable about the walks and they sold guide books and the all important Kendal Mint Cake.
I was feeling a little stiff after yesterdays exertion so we chose an easier walk today; 3 miles along paths to see the white horse. It was sunnier today so the view over the Vale of York was clearer.
The descent was much easier today.
The scenery along the way was lovely.
Love the green moss on the rocks and trees.
We walked though some woods and came to the White Horse .
We walked up some very steep steps to get level with the top of the horse.
Unfortunately, like many such things, you can not see the horse very well from so close. Oh well, time to break open the Romney’s Kendal Mint Cake. I like the brown. If you have never had it, it is basically sugar and glucose shaped in to little bars. It has been carried up Everest and while our walk by no means compares to that, it is a little treat when out hiking.
We walked back to the visitor centre, along the top of the escarpment, which was an easy walk with amazing views.
We timed our walk better today so the cafe was open and we popped in for lunch.
I had a toasted cheese and red onion marmalade sandwich, which was served with a salad,
followed by chocolate cake and a pot of tea. I know, this is not diet or healthy lifestyle food but I am on holiday and we have done a lot of walking.
In the afternoon we headed back to Yarm to potter about in the shops and choose a restaurant for dinner. Having done that, we returned to the hotel and relaxed in our family room for a couple of hours which was lovely.
We went to Chai Wallah, an Indian Bistro which served Indian food with a modern twist.
We had a lovely view from the window over the market building.
The food was delicious.
Although my lamb curry was too oily. The aubergine dish I chose was lovely, as was the sag paneer. Lara chose an amazing chicken dish in a spinach sauce which I would have if we returned.
I have had millions of points/calories today but I enjoyed my time off the diet, which I will focus on again tomorrow. We have walked a lot so that will help offset the eating.