|Walk:||Jubilee Cave, Langscar, Dean Scar, Comb Hill, Malham Cove, Long Lane, Butterlands Barn, Attermire Scar|
|Start Point:||Langcliffe car park||Grid Reference:||SD 823 651|
|Distance:||14.5 mls||Ascent:||3,000 feet|
|Weather:||Cold with sunny spells and strong wind|
|Comments:||The weather forecast suggested we would be better heading east - and we weren't disappointed. It was a cold wind and the light rain failed in its attempts to reach us but the terrain was tough with some deep snow in places - 'Head left, it's deep straight ahead' Ian suggests, just before sink up to my knees!!!! A great day with some interesting changes to the route.|
Looking back to Langcliffe and Settle on the climb to . . .
Jubilee Cave . . .
and a closer look inside
Lots of snow still around
We passed the cyclists earlier
Threatening weather behind us
No need to open this gate . . .
just a small stride needed
The wind must have been strong here!
At least the belted galloways have some hay to eat
Malham Tarn comes into view . . .
but we will bypass it today
A water-logged sign . . .
but not much dry ground . . .
Taking it easy on the limestone pavement . . .
above Malham Cove . . .
before descending . . .
to view the more well-known area of limestone pavement . . .
to the left of the cove . . .
which we quickly leave behind
Time to climb back over the ridge
A flock of starlings . . .
Yet another snowbound gate to navigate
A clearer path descends the other side of the ridge
More starlings . . .
but these are too busy eating