Sunday, 15th January 2012


Walk: Pennine Way & Ribble Way, Sell Gill Holes, Old Ing, Ling Gill, Dales Way, Gearstones, Ribble Way, God's Bridge, New Houses
Start Point: Horton-in-Ribblesdale car park Grid Ref: SD 807 726
Distance: 13.8 miles Ascent: 1,680 feet
Weather: Crisp and cold Time: 6 hours
Comments: A low level walk starting along the combined Pennine Way and Ribble Way to Sell Gill Holes. The route continued along the Pennine Way to Cam End where we turned onto the Dales Way (Roman Road). A short road stretch took us to Gearstones from where we returned along the Ribble Way. A pleasant walk on a very cold day over frozen ground which would have been very boggy in warmer conditions.


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Pen-y-Ghent from the car park


Looking over Simon Seat to Ingleborough as we head up . . .


the Pennine Way and Ribble Way


Sell Gill Holes . . .


where the water disappears . . .


and John tries to get a closer look


A frosty scene as we make our way to find . . .


more disappearing water (not named on the map)


Ling Gill Beck . . .


with icicle reflections


The group pauses on Ling Gill Bridge . . .


before continuing on beside Ling Gill Beck


Heading along the Dales Way (Roman Road) with the Ribblehead viaduct and Whernside in the distance


Gayle Beck bridge . . .


but the sheep prefer to take . . .


the lower route


Patterns in ice


The sun highlights the flanks of Whernside


Ingleborough hides behind Park fell


Two minutes!


Making our way back across Ling Gill Beck


Brow Gill where we find a natural bridge . . .


known as God's Bridge


Limestone escarpment at Over Ground on the Ribble Way


A slight detour!!!!


The setting sun gives Pen-y-Ghent a look of Ayers Rock . . .


and again from the car park

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