|Walk:||Dowber Gill Beck, Providence Pot, Hag Dyke, Great Whernside, Blackfell Crags, Black Dike, Starbotton Road, Starbotton Cam Road, Starbotton, Moor End, New Bridge|
|Start Point:||Kettlewell car park opposite garage||Grid Reference:||SD 968 722|
|Distance:||11 miles||Ascent:||2,500 feet|
|Weather:||Hazy start with some bright spells later on|
|Comments:||With a reasonable forecast I decided to repeat a walk done a number of years ago. Most of the ascent is done during the early part of the walk though an extra climb can be added towards the end - which I decided to do. The route between Hag Dyke and Great Whernside is rather boggy but the worst parts can be avoided. An enjoyable walk with lots of good views.|
Walking up Dowber Gill . . .
a couple of trees attract my attention . . .
but it is the smaller one that has real character
The gill narrows before reaching . . .
Provident Pot where the hole in the centre . . .
reveals the structure inside . . .
and another angle shows the height above the beck
Reaching Great Whernside . . .
there are lots of seats for a morning break
Blackfell Top . . .
boasts a generously sized shelter . . .
before the rocky outcrop is reached
A narrow bridge crosses . . .
the River Wharfe
Looking across a meandering River Wharfe the sun highlights Starbotton . . .
and the meanders continue . . .
on the way to Kettlewell
where the water makes its way . . .
beneath New Bridge