Sunday, 23rd May 2010


Walk: Langcliffe, Jubilee Cave, Victoria Cave, Attermire Scar, Sugar Loaf Hill, Cleatop Park, Ribble Way.
Start Point: Langcliffe car park Grid Ref: SD 823 654
Distance: 10.3 miles Ascent: 1,600 feet
Weather: Hot and sunny with a welcome breeze at times
Accompanied by:

5 members of the group

Comments: 5 of the group joined me on a walk planned to take account of the hot weather and the likelihood that there would be a lot of people in popular areas and on the M6. Consequently we headed East and parked in the small village of Langcliffe. We headed up the Malham road - with complaints about the steep climb straight from the car!!! Before long some of the group enjoyed the great view from Jubilee Cave while the rest of the group explored the extent of the cave - but decided not to try out the back entrance! From here we continued to Victoria Cave, but took note of the warnings and did not enter the cave itself. Walking on past Attermire Scar John tried, in vain, to locate Attermire Cave which was, possibly, at a higher level than those explored. Continuing on a lovely green path we made our way past Sugar Loaf Hill and located a grassy slope with good views for our morning break. From here we could see Lambert Lane where, as John informed us, there were passages that led under the track, linking fields without the need for gates. We then headed through Cleatop Park before turning North and joining the Ribble Way. It was a pleasant walk alongside the river to Stackhouse and back across by the weir to Langcliffe.


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A brisk climb up the Malham Road is rewarded with good views across the Ribble Valley


A first look at Jubilee Cave doesn't reveal much . . .


but John decides to look a little further and spots . . .


light at the end of the tunnel


So Kath takes a torch to see how far she can get . . .


and spots Phil on her way back


Victoria Cave is not safe to enter so we examine it from near the entrance


Attermire Scar - which houses an elusive Attermire Cave - somewhere!


Warrendale Knotts - not on our route today


Time for elevenses when John tells us about passageways . . .


that lead under the track from field to field


Entering Cleatop Park, where we are thankful for the shade . . .


in this ancient woodland which contains a wide variety of trees including oak, beech, birch, pine and larch . . .


and a beautiful carpet . . .


of bluebells


Marie gives perspective to this huge tree


The railway line and the A65 join company for a short stretch


Eric and Phil 'chill out' after lunch


A flag flies over Settle - I wonder why?


No footbridge! But we don't need to paddle, the road bridge will suffice


On the Ribble Way, with Pen-y-Ghent in the distance


Where's the door and windows???


I think the sheep have the best idea today . . .


but I don't think I would like to join these teenagers!

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