19 September – Surprise trekkers

Some weekends when walking up Nidderdale’s gravel tracks,
you see surprising characters out trekking in little packs.
They’re singularly uninhibited and often directly stare,
as if it were you that was a novelty to discover tramping there.
Sometimes they stop to snack on unsuspecting wayside trees,
eating with their mouths wide open despite being in company.
If they do decide to smile at you, it’s a very toothy display
but it brightens up the morning to meet llamas on your way!