|Walk:||Catrigg Force, Stainforth, Stainforth Force, Smearsett Scar, Pot Scar, Feizor, Stackhouse|
|Start Point:||Langcliffe car park||Grid Reference:||SD 823 651|
|Distance:||11.4 miles||Ascent:||2,100 feet|
|Time:||6.5 hours (including stop at Feizor Tea Rooms)|
|Weather:||Sunny and clear|
|Comments:||The forecast was good but the weather was even better, cold and crisp with little wind and lots of sun! The frost covered fields were a delight but the frost covered stiles needed lots of care. The clear air enhanced the views and photo opportunities and the frozen ground made otherwise boggy and muddy sections easy to navigate. A perfect day for a perfect walk!|
Heading out of Langcliffe on a cold and crispy morning . . .
and looking back towards Settle
Pen-y-Ghent comes into view as we make our way towards . . .
Catrigg Force . . .
where Ian and Karen take in the view
A footbridge takes us across Stainforth Beck
Another bridge takes us across the River Ribble . . .
to Stainforth Force . . .
an ideal spot for our morning break . . .
and a chance to take a closer look at the waterfall
Time for the farmer to prepare the pasture land . . .
but we are far enough away to not be affected
Karen and Ian pose on Smearsett Scar summit . . .
and I join them for another photo
Pendle Hill rises out of the mist in the distance . . .
with Pen-y-Ghent in the opposite direction . . .
and Ingleborough also in view
Pot Scar summit
Not talking - or just providing a back rest?!!
Feizor tea rooms - an extra tea break!
Karen spots a 'lone pine' . . .
and I take closer look
We re-cross the River Ribble . . .
as the light begins to fade . . .
and we make our way back into Langcliffe