||Clapham, Trow Gill, Little
Ingleborough, Simon Fell Breast, Sulber, Long Scar,
Long Lane, Encombe Bridge
||SD 745 691
||Sun and cloud with
intermittent brief light showers
||With the Ingleborough
Estate's fee now being 65p, and you had to purchase a
ticket, I opted for the alternative path past Clapdale
Farm. Returning to the riverside path I continued on to
Trow Gill, almost dry as usual. By the time I reached
the stile Ingleborough had come into view with some low
lying cloud floating around its summit. I decided to
miss out Gaping Gill today as I had started out later
than I had intended, and continued the climb over Little
Ingleborough and on to the summit. Fortunately the mist
had disappeared by the time I got there and I skirted
the edges of the plateau to take in the views. Making my
way down to Simon Fell Breast I continued across to
Sulber crossroads where I stopped for a late lunch. From
here it was a pleasant walk until Long Lane was reached.
This stoney, and often muddy track, became rather
tedious and I was glad to reach the junction with
Thwaite Lane. It was then a matter of navigating the
bridges which were built so that the owners of the
Estate didn't have to see the workers on their way to
their day's chores.
Scroll down to see photos of the walk
One of a few grouse around here
Beck Head - beside the Ingleborough show cave
A first view of Ingleborough with a rolling mist
covering the summit
Pen y Ghent comes into view
Looks like this is a fairly recent addition
Ingleborough trig point, cairn and summit shelter
and again from a different angle
From the edge of the plateau, looking down to
Ingleton . . .
across to the Howgills . . .
Twisleton Scars . . .
Whernside . . .
Ribblehead . . .
and Park Fell
Ingleborough from Simon Fell Breast
Pen y Ghent from Sulber crossroads
It looks rather dark . . .
but there is light at the end of the tunnel
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