|Walk:||Embsay, Eastby, Upper Barden Reservoir, Cracoe Obelisk, Rylstone Cross, Embsay Moor Reservoir|
|Start Point:||Embsay car park||Grid Reference:||SE 009538|
|Distance:||12 miles||Ascent:||2,600 feet|
|Weather:||Low clouds all day, strong winds and intermittent rain|
|Comments:||A good walk marred by bad weather. Some paths very muddy making descents treacherous. The views were non-existent because of low cloud. I think all eight members of the group were happy to see the cars.|
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The waterfalls just North of Eastby look pretty full - sign of things to come!
Disappearing into the mist - as we pass the grouse butts on Embsay Moor
A very choppy looking Upper Barden Reservoir . . .
with brackish, brown water surging down the spillways . . .
from all directions . . .
before tumbling down Barden Beck en route to Lower Barden Reservoir
The remains of a long disused chimney looms out of the mist . . .
as does a derelict building - no cafe here then!
Heading on to Cracoe Fell - I'm sure there was an obelisk here somewhere?
Unusual rock formations provide a good spot for lunch - anyone spot the rabbit?
So that's where the obelisk got to!
The swollen waters thunder down from the moor . . .
making for a tricky crossing
And here is the obelisk on a better day . . .
and the cross . . .
along with some of the views we would have seen . . .
if the weather had been better
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