|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|
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
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