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Lyke Wake Walk

Bill Cowley

Lyke Wake Walk

forty miles across the North York Moors.

by Bill Cowley

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Published by Dalesman in Clapham, North Yorkshire .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Pagination80p., 8 p. of plates :
Number of Pages80
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13799007M


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Lyke Wake Walk by Bill Cowley Download PDF EPUB FB2

This Book of Condolences has three purposes & allows you to: Record crossings of the Lyke Wake Walk made from Osmotherley to Ravenscar (or vice versa).

Sign out when departing from Ravenscar or Osmotherley. Record comments & reminiscences about your crossing attempts of yesteryear, whether successful or unsuccessful. The Lyke Wake Walk Guide Book 4th edition Fourth edition, Use with this free supplement, a web page showing the very latest changes.

Now in full colour throughout with maps photos, B&Bs and campsites also crossing times and kit lists. The essential guide to buy before you cross. £ each: Harvey North York Moors Map (Light, tough and.

Walkers on the Lyke Wake Walk at Lilla Cross on Fylingdales Moor. The cross is thought to date from the 10th century. Photograph: Alamy “There’s a lot of stories that coffins were carried.

Buy The Lyke Wake Walk Guide: The Official Guide Book of the New Lyke Wake Club 4th edition by Smailes, Brian (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(13).

The first crossing was completed shortly afterwards on 1 and 2 October Cowley was in the party that made the crossing in 23 hours and he wrote a book, Lyke Wake Walk, which he kept up to date by frequent revision. The book ran to twelve editions in the author's lifetime and sold many thousands of copies/5().

My Lyke Wake Walk guide book mentioned a challenging geographical feature between check points four and five, commenting “the challenge in this section is the steep ravine, which the unsuspecting walkers suddenly find themselves at the top of”.

Well once again the writer wasn’t wrong. Despite having read the book, and studied the OS map. The Lyke Wake Walk – 40 miles – 3 days – Ravenscar to Osmotherley.

Since ages past, this pilgrimage has linked together the bronze age tumuli (burial mounds) on the high watershed of the moors.

This was a route for coffin-bearers, and the ghosts of the dead allegedly sang via the whistling mists that floated along with the coffins. Although the club has no true organization or regular meetings, there is a book, The Lyke Wake Walk, which serves as an official guide to the club and the walk.

There is a whole Web page devoted to what sorts of songs hikers should sing while doing the Walk. Details of this walk are found in the Lyke Wake Walk guide book - for details of this, the leaflet and badge The Shepherd's Round.

As a second alternative to the Lyke Wake Walk, Bill Cowley also in devised the Shepherd's Round. This is a 64km route starting from Osmotherely taking in Urra moor, Rudland Rigg, Brandsdale.

The Walk named W HEN the walk was first suggested, it had no name - it was simply a challenge to anyone who cared to take it up, but the high Cleveland Moors are dotted with tumuli (known locally as 'howes'), peopled by the ghosts of the past and it was the Cleveland Lyke Wake Dirge that came to Bill Cowley's mind and gave its name to the Walk.

'Lyke', an ancient British word for corpse;, is. The Lyke Wake Walk is a 40miles challenge walk across the highest and widest part of the North York Moors National Park in north-east Yorkshire, associated club has its own social structure, culture and rituals based on the walk and Christian and folklore traditions from the area of North Yorkshire through which it passes.

History. The Lyke Wake walk is a 40 mile slog across the Yorkshire Moors. Usually taken west to east the route starts just north of the small Yorkshire village of Osmotherley and ends (well for me anyway) at the Raven Hall hotel under the cliffs at Ravenscar.

Route map for 'Lyke Wake Walk' - a km walking route near Osmotherley, UK. Plotted with the route planner. Buy The Lyke Wake Walk Guide 3rd Revised edition by Smailes, Brian Gordon (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible s: 8. We walked part of this walk where it coincides with the Coast to Coast route and it is a lovely part of the North Yorkshire Moors and is well signposted although the signs are getting old now.

The man behind the inception of the Lyke Wake Walk, was called Bill Cowley.4 TripAdvisor reviews. The Lyke Wake Walk: Guided walking with The Lake District Walker: A classic 24 hour North Yorkshire Moors challenge event.

I did the Lyke Wake Walk a couple of times in the late '70's/early 80's with groups of colleagues from my workplace in Leeds. We were also well supported with food and drink from kindly friends.

Lyke-wake Dirge Lyrics: This ae nighte, this ae nighte / Every nighte and alle / Fire and fleet and candle-lighte / And Christe receive thy saule / When thou from hence away art past / Every.

Lyke Wake Walk: 40 Miles Across the North Yorkshire Moors [Cowley, Bill] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Lyke Wake Walk: 40 Miles Across the North Yorkshire MoorsReviews: 4.