Monday 12 October 2015. I had a rest from walking yesterday in preparation for my planned return home today. However, I was to be pleasantly surprised to find that Jacqui was spending a few days in Ingleton, just 20 miles away, so we took the opportunity to meet up for dinner on Sunday night, to go for a walk today up Whernside and then to have a late lunch together. It made for a most enjoyable end to a memorable short break.
I met Jacqui at 9.30am near to the Ribblehead viaduct and we set off under glowering skies with a real threat of rain. This didn’t improve much and when we arrived at the summit (2,415ft) there was a veil of mist. This cleared from the direction of the Howgills as we stopped for coffee and by the time that we were half way down the sun had come out, there were blue skies and we were shedding the hats, coats and gloves that were needed on the way up.
The walk was a little over 8 miles with a total ascent of 1,660ft. Having done Great Shunner Fell, the 3rd highest Yorkshire hill on Saturday, it was good to finish on Whernside, the highest point in Yorkshire. Jacqui was doing her own 3 Peaks, having walked up Ingleborough yesterday and finishing off with Pen-y-ghent tomorrow.
The rainbow picture was taken on my drive back to the caravan as a heavy shower fell in Wensleydale.