|Walk:||Newby, Crina Bottom, Ingleborough, Little Ingleborough, Gaping Gill, Long Scar, Norber Erratics, Thwaite Lane|
|Start Point:||Clapham, riverside||Grid Reference:||SD 745 693|
|Distance:||13 miles||Ascent:||2,700 feet|
|Weather:||Sunny and warm|
|Comments:||A very pleasant walk, leading our Ramblers' group, on the limestone terrain of the Yorkshire Dales, though the lush undergrowth ensured that there were lots of nettles for us to avoid. The weather was the best I have encountered when visiting the summit of Ingleborough - usually cold and windy, sometimes in mist! Taking in Norber Erratics after a brief stop at Gaping Gill there was discussion about where the rocks had been transported from and amazement at the various combinations, including my favourite - a huge rock balanced on three tiny pillars.|
Setting out from Clapham
You're not coming into my field (so we didn't)
The chapel at Newby
One of the many wall stiles we crossed
Re-grouping on Old Road
A different look at nettles!
Is this the winner's podium?
John demonstrates a gate within a gate
A novel way of putting barbed wire on top of a dry stone wall
Steering clear of cows and calves (I used the zoom so I could stay a good distance away)
Heading towards Ingleborough . . .
this tree caught my eye last time . . .
but it is actually two trees . . .
with distinct trunks
Time for morning coffee . . .
and to enjoy the views of Ingleborough
Heading towards . . .
Looking back down the path . . .
and onwards to the summit . . .
and from higher up the climb
Being informal before . . .
the leader encourages us to pose for a 'formal photo' . . .
and again with the leader
We saw these two carrying their bikes up!!!
Heading down towards Little Ingleborough
Gaping Gill . . .
as John takes a closer look . . .
and another party peruses 'the hole'
and the rest of the group keep to the 'circle seats'
Over the Spring Bank Holiday week and at the end of August . . .
you can descend into the cavern thanks to the Bradford and Craven Pothole Clubs
Ingleborough has been left far behind . . .
as we make our way to Long Scar (and Tony takes centre stage!) . . .
for an afternoon stop
Then head down to . . .
visit the Norber Erratics
Tony tests his strength . . .
but it is no match for these lumps of rock . . .
which were transported by glaciers from Crummackdale . . .
and left here when the ice melted
The rocky face of Robin Proctor's Scar . . .
but if you look closely . . .
there is a rock climber near the top