Wednesday, 11th February 2009

             

            

 

Walk: Plain Quarry, Storth Wood, Holmepark Fell, Newbiggin Crag, Hutton Roof Crags, Dalton Crags
Start Point: Plain Quarry Grid Reference: SD 553 762
Distance: 7.5 miles Ascent: 1,600 feet
Time: 4.75 hours    
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Leaving Plain Quarry car park we head off into the woods . . .

 

where we find some very muddy paths

 

After navigating stiles . . .

 

we make our way through . . .

 

moss covered limestone

 

Once out of the woods its time for a coffee stop . . .

 

but all too soon its time to be on our way . . .

 

through varying limestone scenery . . .

 

before meeting up with a local resident . . .

 

or two

 

Making our way ever upwards . . .

 

Kath & Marie provide perspective for these interesting rock formations

 

Time for a pause . . .

 

to admire the scenery and name the various landmarks such as Arnside Knott

 

Our lunch spot overlooks Farleton Knott . . .

 

and provides lots of rocks . . .

 

to sit amongst . . .

 

whilst we enjoy our refreshments . . .

 

before continuing on our route . . .

 

past even more interesting rock formations . . .

 

but I don't think Norman will get much sleep here!

 

Ascending Hutton Roof Crags Ingleborough comes into view . . .

 

resplendent in its new white livery

 

The group gathers by the trig point before our final stretch back to the cars

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