Monday, 3rd January 2011


Walk: Clapham, Trow Gill, Little Ingleborough, Ingleborough, Sulber, Norber
Start Point: Clapham, riverside Grid Ref: SD 745 691
Distance: 12 miles Ascent: 2,300 feet
Weather: Dry but cold
Accompanied by:

On my own

Comments: With poor weather restricting walking over Christmas I was anxious to get a bit of climbing under the belt and Ingleborough provided just that. After a brisk walk up Trow Gill and on to the summit, the shelter was just the spot for a late morning coffee. Not the weather to dawdle, I was soon on my way to Sulber where I stopped for lunch. From here I headed to Norber instead of going directly to Clapham (a section for a future walk needed to be reccied). After wandering through the rocks known as The Norber Erratics it was an easy stretch along the bridleway back to Clapham.


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Clapham Beck waterfall


Walking through Ingleborough Estate Nature Reserve, The Grotto was built to provide shelter for anyone wishing to admire the limestone scars opposite . . .


 and to provide employment in a time of recession in the early 19th century


The route passes the show cave , , ,


and crosses Beck Head Bridge


Heading up Trow Gill . . .


an 'Ice Waterfall' adorns one side . . .


and an 'Ice Grotto' plays its part on the opposite side


The narrow gully signals the top of the gill


Little Ingleborough in the foreground with Ingleborough behind . . .


and looking back down from Little Ingleborough


It's pretty quiet on the summit today


Great Whernside . . .


and Ribble Head viaduct


The path down the east side . . .


has one or two obstacles to navigate


Looking back to Ingleborough from Simon Breast Fell


'Twin' stiles


Pen-y-Ghent with Fountains Fell to the right


An 'ice shelf'


A lone tree graces the limestone pavement


The crossroads is an ideal place for lunch overlooking Pen-y-Ghent . . .


and the sign post ensures I head off in the right direction


Moughton Scars . . .


with their vast limestone pavement


Pen-y-Ghent enjoys a spot of sun


One of the Norber erratics . . .


and is this 'the pig's head'?


A cantilevered rock points the way back


Robin Proctor Scars with Norber to the right

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