|Walk:||Warrendale Knotts, Sugar Loaf Hill, Stockdale Lane, Hoober Edge, Long Lane, Malham Cove, Limestone Pavement, Watlowes, Langscar Gate, Pennine Bridleway|
|Start Point:||Langcliffe car park||Grid Reference:||SD 823 651|
|Distance:||15 miles||Ascent:||2,800 feet|
|Weather:||Wall to wall blue sky in the morning with increasing cloud and wind in the afternoon|
|Comments:||With the best forecast for weeks I headed out to recce my next group walk, this route being previously completed a few times in the opposite direction. A very boggy section after Warrendale Knotts was so boggy that it will need to be changed for the group! On a later section I had no recollection of the surroundings - but it was just the different perspective that nearly fooled me!!!! Having taken my time exploring a few detours on the first part of the walk I returned at a brisk pace along the Pennine Bridleway.|
It looks like it's going to be a beautiful day as I look down on Langcliffe . . .
Glad I don't have to cross this stile!
The sun and shade make it difficult . . .
to get a clear photo of this cave
Pendle Hill doesn't look far from here
Warrendale Knotts . . .
from Sugar Loaf Hill . . .
and again - from a very boggy section!
Malham Tarn looks inviting - but not on the route today
Looking towards Gordale Scar - not on today's route
Malham Cove comes into view . . .
and a closer look reveals a climber - wonder where he started from?
330+ steps lead up to the top of the Cove . . .
but first I explore the path towards the head of the cove . . .
but the beck blocks the route . . .
and a retreat to the bridge is needed, giving an alternative view of the cove
Lunch is taken above the limestone pavement . . .
where people navigate the clints and grykes
Heading up Watlowes before a speedy return to Langcliffe