3rd. October 2019 - Farleton View Café
This blog has highlighted my predilection for cafés; when I'm on a long walk I sometimes pass one without stopping. That would only be because it was too soon after being in the previous one, or dread of dreads because I had elected to assuage my hunger and thirst by partaking of my inferior victuals earlier gambling on not finding a café at all. Time may also be a factor when getting to my destination at an acceptable hour is the priority, or that I am so near a destination where facilities will be available that the café becomes redundant.
Pete is a modest consumer of refreshment and conservatively prefers to stick to our routine of walk followed by our unmissable finish at Café Ambio. So, today when I saw a sign to a café at the start of our walk I didn't even think about the possibility of taking advantage. However, on arriving at Farleton View Café and Fishery Pete astonished me by suggesting we stop for a coffee (at Ambio we always take tea.)
I have been in this pleasantly refined venue several years ago. We had 9.5 out of 10 coffee and excellent cake, homemade by Julie. The clientele were mainly of an age but making more noise with their enthusiastic chatter than a bunch of teenagers and table service was provided by friendly mature ladies. 'Twas a pleasant, lively middle class atmosphere.
Refreshed we continued with our walk down an almost unused country lane. Pete estimates his comfortable distance to allow for our return and any uphill therein, and we turn and walk back. We have more or less exhausted circular walks that suit our parameters within satisfactory driving distance. On this occasion our turning point was within sight of Café Ambio only about half a kilometre away. Of course we ended up there and for the first time ever had two café stops.
|The café sign is just behind us here - only half a mile to go|
Arriving here I remembered being on a bike ride and meeting a farmer on this bridge resulting in one of my better posts which I have the conceit to say is worth a re-read - CLICK HERE
It confirms my previous visit to Farleton View Café - it was in 2012
|At the entrance to the café - I sent a copy of this to granddaughter Katie|
|Pete after the first of two refreshments|
|Blue line shows our there and back route|