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Bainbridge, Stalling Busk & Semerwater (Yorkshire Dales)

In April (2015) we drove out to the Yorkshire Dales with the intention of undertaking our first "serious" hill walking trip of the year.  Over the winter months our walks tend to be limited to the North York Moors and Yorkshire Wolds, so come the spring I'm usually itching to strike out a bit further afield.  This year, what with one thing or another, we'd left it a bit later than usual and I was longing to get out there and onto higher ground. Our base for the weekend was Hawes and my plan was to complete a circular walk to Hardraw, up Great Shunner Fell, across to Lovely Seat and then back into Hawes via Sedbusk.  But first, on our drive out to Hawes, we stopped at the little village of Bainbridge from where we completed a thoroughly enjoyable circular walk of just over nine miles. From our parking place by the village green we walked along a quiet road for a short distance as it climbed out of the village in the direction of  Countersett.  The morning was bright