|Walk:||Horton Bridge, Horton in Ribblesdale Station, Moughton Scars, Selside, High Birkwith, Cave Hill, Pennine Way|
|Start Point:||Horton Bridge||Grid Ref:||SD 810 720|
|Distance:||12.5 miles||Ascent:||1,500 feet|
On my own
|Comments:||The lay-by at Horton Bridge was very busy today but I just managed to squeeze in. After walking along the main street I made my way across the tracks at the station and on towards Sulber Nick. At this point I decided to alter my plans and took a detour walking across the top of the escarpment at Moughton Scars. I was pleased to find a grassy path most of the way, having expected to have to navigate a large section of limestone pavement. After stopping for a coffee break at Thieves Moss I headed north along a pleasant green path, then across to Selside. Turning north-east I followed the track to High Birkwith and when I reached the Pennine Way I took a short detour to check out the trig point on Cave Hill. Here I found a marker - probably used in the Three Peaks challenge. Returning to the Pennine Way it was a rather tedious walk, largely on stony track, back to Horton Bridge.|
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Leaving Horton in Ribblesdale . . .
the route crosses the railway track
Looking across the limestone pavement to Ingleborough with Simon Fell to the right
Fern grows in the grikes . . .
but the clints make a good surface for walking on
The cairn looks down onto Crummack Dale . . .
but the path follows the top of the escarpment
Surrounded by limestone pavement . . .
in all directions
Another fern seems to have . . .
its own pot to grow in
There are grassy areas in the midst of the limestone pavement, and a cairn shows the way
The action of the wind and water . . .
creates layers in this section of pavement
Heading north from Thieves Moss, Pen-y-Ghent is in view
Blink, and you will miss the houses at Selside
A marker on the trig point . . .
on Cave Hill, looking towards Whernside . . .
and Ingleborough . . .
Aptly named Sell Gill Holes . . .
where the water performs a disappearing trick
Horton in Ribblesdale from the Pennine Way