Saturday, 27th October 2012
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Ribble Valley from Dicks ground Plantation
The North Craven Fault, a major tear in the earth's crust, runs through Stainforth
and this has led to the development of two spectacular waterfalls.
At Catrigg Force the stream plunges 6 metres over a single drop into a narrow rocky gorge.
Sheila checks out the stepping stones
St Peter's Church, Stainforth, a Grade II listed building
At Stainforth Force, the second of the two waterfalls mentioned above . . .
the Ribble tumbles over a series of cascades where salmon can be
but none were seen today
Just above Stainforth Force a former monastic road crosses the
Ribble on a bridge
To preserve the bridge for the future, it was given to the National Trust in 1931.
Sheila takes a break on Smearsett Scar . . .
from where we can see Pen-y-Ghent (left) and Fountains Fell (right)
A precarious spot . . .
for a lunch time snack . . .
but this sheep seems quite unconcerned
Pen-y-Ghent looks quite different from this angle
Looking back to Smearsett Scar . . .
with a few people at the summit
Feizor water feature
Autumn colour as we approach Stackhouse . . .
Then the sun highlights this tree
A novel weather forecasting station
The village green in Langcliffe