Spent the day at Hampton Court with a friend – very impressed – they have special things going on as it is 500 years this year since Henry VIII acceded to the throne. Before setting off I emailed the six YHA hostels at the places listed on the right and as you can see, by the time I got home, three had confirmed. Another one – Bellingham – has confirmed tonight. Much better than I thought. Just the nights in Appleby and Dent / Ingleton to sort: I’ll ring tomorrow. Eight trains: the number it required to get to and from Hampton Court! Far easier by bike straight down the NCN4! I liked this polka dot tiger(?) in the newly created Tudor Garden.