Sunday, 19th April 2009




Walk: Settle to Malham and return
Start Point: Settle car park Grid Reference: SD 819 638
Distance: 13 miles Ascent: 2,300 feet
Time: 6.25 hours    
Comments: Six people gathered in Settle on a cold morning - the temperature had reached a massive 4deg. We soon warmed up with the climb out of Settle and after a morning coffee in the shelter of a wall, the day started to warm up. Descending towards Malham village the cove came in to view. Continuing towards and then above the cove we had spectacular views of the limestone pavement. The return walk took us along what used to be a very muddy track but is now a well laid footpath. Passing Victoria cave and making our way back to the cars the scenery was reminiscent of a cowboy film, with the Red Indians about to appear on the skyline!!!!

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On the way up!!!


The start of the descent towards Malham


A typical Dales scene


Having a good stretch!


Looking back at the route




An interesting pattern of walls


Malham Cove


Leg unveiling!


Malham Tarn


Time to stop . . .


for lunch




A trio of leaders!




Over hill and dale (with apologies to Gervaise Phinn)


Victoria Cave


Checking the route


Warrendale Knotts


Nearly back to Settle

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