Sunday, 25th April 2010

   

            

 

Walk: Kettlewell, Hag Dike, Great Whernside
Start Point: Kettlewell car park Grid Reference: SD 968 723
Distance: 9 miles Ascent: 2,000 feet
Time: 5.5 hours    
Weather: Damp and misty and overcast but eventually clearing with some sun.
Comments: Eleven walkers set off in the damp and rather chill conditions as we left Kettlewell to start the steady climb, using the access track up to Hag Dike the isolated old farm that is now owned by the Scouts. It was windy as we climbed to the first ridge behind Hag Dike, and then on up to the trig point on Great Whernside. The mist prevented us enjoying the excellent views that are possible. As we proceeded along the ridge the low cloud did clear at times and we could look down over the two reservoirs in the valley to the east. As we dropped down from the ridge the weather started to improve for the return to Kettlewell.

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We leave the car park at Kettlewell

 

Hag Dike with Scouts at play

 

What a difference a month makes - comparison with the Recce 0n 17/03/10

 

Climbing the ridge behind Hag Dike

 

A small gully provides some shelter from the wind for a coffee break

 

A rather misty trig point on Great Whernside

 

and again on the recce

 

At the shelter on the ridge for lunch

 

Angram and Scar House reservoirs

 

Great Whernside ridge in the background as we head for Cam Head . . .

 

and from the recce

 

Now it's sunny in the valley back to Kettlewell

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