Wolds Way Day 2 – Market Weighton to Huggate (16 miles)
After a great nights sleep I arose and had breakfast with the gang. I felt fine after yesterday’s long walk helped by a warm shower. We set off around 10:30 as it was a shorter day. After some deliberation we decided a 2.5mile detour back down the track was worth it to get some supplies at Market Weighton, where we were picked up the previous night. It also gave us the chance to see the Yorkshire giant William Bradley who measured in at 7ft 9in.
Again we had lucked out with the weather although it was a bit chilly. Eventually we where back we started the day, crossing the A614. We headed for Londesborough and ate our packed lunches sat on a felled tree in Lonndesborough Hall. The setting was perfect but a misplaced hand meant my gloves were caked in cow crap for the remainder of the day.
The trail headed North West on towards Nunburnholme were we visited the grounds of St James Church. We climbed the path into Bratt Wood and headed in the direction of Kilwick Percy and Millington. Our diversion early in the day and our late start now meant we would be arriving in Huggate sometime around 7:30pm. The last stretch from Millington to Huggate was a wet one, the rain finally caught up with us and duly turned the fields into a mud bath. We arrived at the Wolds Inn very wet to the amusement of the locals. After striking a deal with the landlord we were allowed to pitch the tents in the beer garden on the proviso we spent some cash in the pub……ohh what a chore.
Mike ate a mixed grill that would have even tested my stomach capacity, he retired around 10 with Gill and left the hard-core to carry on drinking with the landlord into the early hours. At 1:30am I staggered into my tent happy I was dry and warm while the rain lashed down around me.