|Walk:||Grassington, Bare House, Bycliffe Road, Mossdale Scar, Conistone Moor, Dales Way, Conistone Pie|
|Start Point:||Grassington main car park||Grid Ref:||SE 002 637|
|Distance:||12.7 miles||Ascent:||1,465 feet|
|Weather:||Overcast but mainly dry with good visibility|
4 members of the group
|Comments:||A long gradual climb from Grassington took us up to Bare House and the Bycliffe Road. From here the clear track took us round to Mossdale Scar, the site of a tragic caving accident in 1967, when six young men lost their lives exploring the Grade V (super severe) system. Then it was over the wilderness of Conistone Moor with its spoil heaps and sink holes. Heading down through the field system we met the Dales Way, leading to Conistone Pie (with all the possible jokes being bandied about!). The pleasant green path leading back to Grassington was somewhat spoilt by the hundreds of mole hills strewn across it.|
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Historic water pump in Grassington (but the sign warns against washing boots!)
Looking back over Grassington to Pendle Hill
Let me out!!!!
Bare House - a focal point on the way to . . .
Mossdale Scar . . .
the site of a tragic caving accident in 1967, when six young men lost their lives . . .
while exploring the Grade V (super severe) system.
Rain swelled Mossdale Beck . . .
causing the caves to flood
Looking back down to Mossdale Scar as we climb onto Conistone Moor
John checks our route as we finish lunch
Kilnsey Crag from 'the pie's crust'
Eric & Phil look for the way up . . .
and join us for a group photo
Looks a steep drop . . .
but John quickly heads down . . .
so that he can show that it's an easy climb up!
From the gully a good path leads down to Conistone
A smart lime kiln
A rock(ing) chair . . .
which I try out for size!