Thursday 5 September. Back to solo walking today and what a beautiful day it was; glorious warm sunshine and blue skies. I made a short drive to Carperby for the start of my 7¼ mile walk with 750ft of ascent. The first stop was Aysgarth Falls which, despite the lack of recent rain, was still a spectacular sight. The next stop was Castle Bolton which dominates its landscape and can be seen from miles around. From here I made my way along field paths back to Carperby. There is a deluge forecast for tomorrow so this could well be the last walk of what has been a most enjoyable holiday.