Tuesday 16 April. A later start today as the plan was to have lunch at Elaine’s café in Feizor which was just a couple of miles into the walk. Setting off from Stainforth on the 7.1 mile walk with 1,170ft of ascent we dropped down to cross the River Ribble before climbing steeply to just below Smearsett Scar. We abandoned any thoughts of climbing to the Trig Point as the wind was near gale force and Josephine was having trouble staying on her feet even at our relatively lower level.
Elaine’s proved a welcome shelter from the wind as we enjoyed a leisurely lunch. From here we made a steady climb to walk along Giggleswick Scar. There were great views to be had of the surrounding countryside and we could see as far as Pendle Hill, 15 miles away.
We then made our way down towards the west bank of the River Ribble which we followed upstream to Stainforth Force and back to the car.