Sunday, 23rd July 2017

Walk: Laithbutts Lane, Newby Cote, Newby Moss, Little Ingleborough, Ingleborough, Dales High Way, Sulber Gate, Moughton Scars, Long Scar, Clapdale Drive
Start Point: Clapham roadside Grid Reference: SD 745 693
Distance: 12.5 miles Ascent: 2,300 feet
Time: 6.5 hrs
Weather: Sunny spells with rain towards the end of the walk
Comments: The lush spring/summer growth made Laithbutts Lane difficult in places and the path across Newby Moss wasn't easy to follow. The descent from Ingleborough to the Dales High Way has been upgraded making the descent easier. The path over Moughton Scars into Crummock Dale was difficult to find between the limestone pavement so the route was changed, making directly for Long Scar via the Pennine Bridleway. At this point the rain set in and it was decided to miss out Trow Gill and head directly for Clapdale Drive. Fortunately the rain had eased off for the final part of the walk so that we reached the cars in a reasonably dry condition.

Time to take a layer off at Newby Cote . . .

Before the climb across Newby Moss

Gorilla in the grass!!

Elevenses on Little Ingleborough with Ingleborough in the background

Ingleborough summit - on a reasonably good day!

Ribblehead viaduct

Pen-y-Ghent . . .

from our lunch spot at Sulber . . .

where Marie finds a fine 'perch'

Beck Head, where Clapham Beck emerges from the underground system near the caves entrance

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