Day 5 Holmfirth to Langsett (9.2 miles)
To-days walk was a relatively short one to Langsett. After all it was a Sunday.Due to a lack of accommodation there a Sheffield City taxi had been arranged to pick me up at 5pm to take me to the 'Dog and Partridge' inn at Bordhill, Flouch. As check in there was from 2pm I gave them a call before setting off to bring the time forward for collection at the Langsett 'Waggon and Horses' pub my collection and drop off point. I had though taken the precaution of checking Sunday opening of the Waggon and Horses and was pleased to find it was from 12 until 5pm so an early arrival was not ever going to be a problem. So I left the stylishly modernised overnight stay after a lovely breakfast of fresh farm produce from Coddys farm. Accompanying my sausages and bacon slaughtered on the farm I had for the first time in my life home made baked beans....lovely. I declined the offer of any form of eggs as such a combination would be the work of the devil. Even the offer of a home made 'hash brown' had to be declined for similar satanic reasons
The day started and remained misty but dry, which for walkers is fine and so I bade farewell to my hosts and within 15 minutes was back on the trail heading east down the Kirklees way. As my route took me south I entered woodland followed by forestry plantation land.
The scenery was most pleasant as I transversed the Holme valley and Harden moor before crossing the dam or the Wincar reservoir where a few sailors were preparing to cast off for a Sunday sail into the mist.
Although not long the route was complex due to frequent changes of direction but things became easier on arrival at Dunford Bridge. A bench here made an excellent opportunity to enjoy my tea brought with hot water, in a flask, and milk courtesy of my last hosts and a biscuit before progressing.
My route the next half an hour was, for me, an odd one following the Transpennine trail in an easterly direction. The trail seemed perfectly even with asphalt bordered by trees, mostly silver birches coming into leaf bud. The route is popular with every kind of 'outward bounder' and I found myself overtaken on the left by lycra clad cyclists and right by galloping horses.
Suffice to say not my kind of walking experience but at the next bridge I finished my tea and headed off south easterly across fields and on to cross the busy A628 before returning back to peaceful walking.
The rest of the walk took me towards the Langsett reservoir and on to my destination the quirky Langsett 'Waggon and Horses'where I enjoyed a couple of pints before my taxi arrived.
My prearranged taxi took me to my nearby overnight accommodation to another pub the 'Dog and Partridge' at Flouch on the hill above Langsett.
Once again the accommodation was of the highest standard and joy of joys the room included a bath and shower so a joyous soak was enjoyed
Beautifully relaxed and cleansed I spent an enjoyable evening in the bar and enjoyed a very good evening meal. .......and so to bed.