Juan:'We're going walking on Saturday around Malham in the Yorkshire Dales. You know the area really well, don't you?'
Peter:'Yes, I do. We often go walking around Malham in summer. Remember, Malham is a small village with only about 50 houses and no supermarket. So, buy any food or drinks for your walk before you arrive in the village.'
Juan:'Will do. Do you have any recommendations of where we can go?'
Peter:'It depends. Do you want to do a short walk or a long walk? There are different routes you can do around there. My favourite route takes 3 hours and it takes you up to the lake and back to the village. I think it's called the 'lake route'.'
Juan:'That sounds good. Do you know where I can find a copy of the route, so we don't get lost?'
Peter:'You can get a map with the route on it from the web. But to be honest, I don't think you need one. The route has signposts on it, wooden posts which point you in the direction of where you have to go in. The route also has markings, arrows and coloured lines are painted on the ground and on some of the trees which show you which route you are on and where you have to go. So, I think you won't get lost.'
Juan:'Ok. So, where does the lake route start from?'
Peter:'If you are at the car park at the edge of the village (the place where people leave their cars), you need to leave the car park and walk on the road which goes through the village. Go over the bridge that crosses the river. The route starts after the bridge. You have to leave the road here and start walking on a path (which is only for people to walk on, so no cars) that goes through a park on your right.'
Juan:'So, take the path on the right after the bridge.'
Peter:'Don't worry, it's easy to find. There's a signpost on the road pointing at the path which says 'lake route' on it and there's a bench which is used to sit on just in front of it.
At the end of the park, the path starts to go up a hill. So, you have to walk up some steps on the path for about 20 metres.'
Peter:'Steps are like the stairs in a house that people use to go from downstairs to upstairs.'
Juan:'Ok. I know what they are.'
Peter:'Carry on walking on the path after the steps. After you've been walking for 2 minutes, the path reaches a stream.'
Juan:'How do I cross the stream? Do I have to walk through the water?'
Peter:'No. There's a footbridge you can use to walk over the stream. It's not very wide because it's only for people, not cars, to use. After crossing the footbridge, you have to leave the path and start walking on a track.'
Peter:'A track is like a big path, which both people and vehicles can use to travel on.'
Juan:'You get tracks on or near farms, don't you?'