Thursday, 18th July 2013


Walk: Malham Tarn, Mon's Road, Arncliffe, River Skirfare, Arncliffe Cote, High Linseed Head, Street Gate
Start Point: Car park south of Malham Tarn Grid Ref: SD 893 657
Distance: 13 miles Ascent: 1,580 feet
Weather: Sunny and hot Time: 5.75 hours
Comments: With another hot day forecast I decided on a walk without too much climbing and some pleasant terrain. After passing Malham Tarn I headed up onto Monk's Road which took me across the fells to Arncliffe. The route then followed the course of the River Skirfare as far as the bridge, then headed past Arncliffe Cote to climb back over the ridge. A gradual climb took me up to Lee Gate High Mark before descending past Gordale Beck to Street Gate. A stretch along the road then took me back to the car.

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Approaching Malham Tarn from the nearby car park


A beautifully shaped oak tree - and a youngster nearby


Climbing away from Malham Tarn


Looks likes a calves' nursery


Cowside Beck valley as I approach . . .




Littondale Valley


Arncliffe Village Green and houses


Underneath the arches


St Oswald's Church, Arncliffe . . .


built in the nineteenth century


A large meander . . .


on the River Skirfare . . .


where the bank is being eroded . . .


possibly due to its loose nature


More reflections


A shallow section of the river . . .


near the bridge . . .


that takes you over the river to Hawkswick


The case of the 'disappearing path'


Looking back to Littondale as I head up to High Cote Moor

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