Monthly Archives: May 2012

White Scar Caves

It has been raining until mid-afternoon so I decided to go underground at White Scar Caves. At ??8.50, I was a little underwhelmed by the experience and photography was barred in the main cavern.

The best pic is taken from the internet.

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Burton in Lonsdale

It was a warm humid day and the mist clung to the hilltops. So, it was a low level 8.5 mile walk with just 720ft of ascent starting from my caravan. I set off for nearby Burton in Lonsdale & then on to the outskirts of Ingleton. From here it was on to High Bentham where I stopped for lunch. It was then just a couple of miles back to base.

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The weather wasn’t quite so good today with low cloud/mist although the sun did shine after lunch. My walk was a 6 mile circuit of remote Kingdale with 860ft of ascent. This valley which eventually joins Deepdale & Dentdale can only be accessed by a single track gated (5 of them) road.

I’d finished my walk by 13:00, so decided to drive to Dent for lunch.

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After a rest day yesterday visiting family in Harrogate, today’s walk was a leisurely 6 mile stroll with 1,570ft of ascent to the summit of Pen-y-ghent (2,277ft).

The strong winds had fallen to a gentle cooling breeze which was greatly appreciated on yet another hot day.

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Today it was the second & highest of Yorkshire’s Three Peaks (2,415ft).

The route was 8.25 miles with 1,700ft of ascent starting at the foot of the Ribblead Viaduct. It was a fairly gentle climb but the route down was much steeper. The wind on top was so strong that I had difficulty standing up.
There were lots of walkers doing the 3 Peaks challenge – not for me.

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Today’s walk was a 7 mile route with 1,650ft of ascent to the top of Ingleborough @ 2,373ft. Setting off at 08:30, I was at the top just before 10:00 & had the place to myself. 

Although the sun was shining brightly, it was blowing a gale & I had to take my hat off for fear of it blowing away & to put a light jacket on.
My return was along Park Fell, from where I could see the steep path up Whernside (tomorrow’s walk?).

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Stainforth & Feizor

After yesterdays exersions, I opted for a slightly easier 7.75 mile walk with only 1,200ft of ascent. Starting from Stainforth, I was soon climbing Smearsett & Pot Scars before descending to Feizor where I found A nice cafe for a welcome tea break on a too warm day.

My route then took me towards Giggleswick Scar & returned beside the River Ribble.
My drive home was marred by witnessing a motorcycle crash. The rider hadn’t noticed a road closure sign & crashed straight through it. I was just calling 999 when a police car pulled up & the PC then took over.

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