Wednesday, 19th September 2012


Walk: Clapham, Trow Gill, Little Ingleborough, Ingleborough, Simon Fell Breast, Sulber, Long Scar, Long Lane, Encombe Bridge
Start Point: Riverside, Clapham Grid Ref: SD 745 691
Distance: 11.7 miles Time: 2,160 feet
Weather: Sun and cloud with intermittent brief light showers
Comments: 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.

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Clapham Beck


One of a few grouse around here


Beck Head - beside the Ingleborough show cave


Trow Gill


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


Clapham Church

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