Sunday, 20th September 2009




Walk: Uldale & Wandale
Start Point: Rawthey Bridge Grid Reference: SD 711 979
Distance: 9 miles Ascent: 1,600 feet
Time: 6 hours    
Weather: Fine and sunny
Comments: Nine of us set off onto the moors below Bluecaster, to follow the River Rawthey into Uldale. We stopped for a coffee break above the bridge over the river, and agreed to take the rougher path, which would take us to Uldale Force. From there we retraced our steps somewhat, but rather than going right back to the bridge we got across the river to return along the north side of Uldale. After crossing the A 683, we climbed up to Murthwaite and then north into Wandale, skirting the lower slopes of the Yorkshire Harter Fell. We crossed over to Adamthwaite to head south along the old bridleway below Wandale Hill, to Narthwaite. It was then an easy walk back over the meadows and woodland along the north side of the river to Rawthey Bridge.

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Setting off from Rawthey Bridge


Looking back to Cautley Spout and Crags


North towards Kirkby Stephen


Ravenstonedale Common


Coffee time . . .


overlooking River Rawthey and bridge


Looking back along the River Rawthey


Uldale Force


Brian looks on from the edge


Lunch stop and Sheila lets her feet out!


Uldale House, 1828


Looking back from near Murthwaite to Wild Boar Fell - we walked down the long narrow field


Pam wonders if we are to climb Harter Fell - but not to-day


Tea stop looking at Adamthwaite & Wandale Hill


Adamthwaite, 1684


Harter Fell from Adamthwaite


Group at Narthwaite


Folded scenery and Bluecaster


Back across meadow and woods to Rawthey Bridge

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