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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