|Walk:||Chapel le Dale. Ellerbeck Gill, Twisleton Scar End and Twisleton Hall|
|Start Point:||Information Office CP Ingleton||Grid Reference:||SD 695 731|
|Distance:||10 miles||Ascent:||1,700 feet|
|Weather:||Sunny intervals with a light breeze at low level but a strong cold breeze on Twisleton Scar|
|Comments:||This pleasant and not too taxing walk was devised by Malcolm Burnett who is fond of the Ingleton area. Unfortunately he was unable to lead on the day. It was intended that the walk should pass through Beezley Falls (part of Ingleton Falls). However, on the “recce” it was found that a new pay station is in place at Beezley’s Farm and the cost was £5.00 per person. In view of this exorbitant charge the group of twenty two passed along Oddie’s Lane instead, climbing to continue along a Roman Road to Chapel le Dale. The Roman Road is reasonably level and runs parallel to the Ingleton / Hawes road on the north side of the River Doe. It is a relatively quite road and offers views of Ingleborough to the right and Twisleton Scar to the left. The ever changing light gave the photographers ample opportunities to digitally capture the landscape. At Chapel le Dale a short time was spent at the Chapel where there is a plaque to remind people of the loss of life through disease and injury whilst the nearby Ribblehead Viaduct and railway tunnels were constructed. From the Chapel the route ascended gradually to Ellerbeck Gill where lunch was taken in the sun and cold wind. Climbing to Ellerbeck Gill, Whernside and the Ribblehead Viaduct could be seen to the right, whilst behind was Ingleborough with its changing many shades as cloud passed overhead. After a breezy lunch the group headed into the wind for three or more miles as they followed a reasonably defined path to Twisleton Scar End adding a few more feet to the total elevation. On reaching Twisleton Scar End the party cast their eyes over Kingsdale, Morecambe Bay, Arnside Knott, Littledale and Pendle Hill before starting to descend over limestone to a zig zag path on the end of the scar to Twisleton Hall. From Twisleton Hall the group followed a track to re-join Oddie’s Lane and then followed the lane back to Ingleton. A pleasant walk with a few gates, no stiles and mainly firm under foot.|
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Norman briefs the group
Oddie's Lane, Ingleton
crossing the River Doe . . .
and looking S.W.
and looking N.E.
View over the quarry to Ingleborough, from Oddie's Lane . . .
and zooming in
Walking along the Roman Road with Twisleton Scars to the left
Coffee stop, using a convenient retaining wall
Approaching Twisleton Dale House
Stepping stones across the River Doe
Chapel le Dale
Plaque in the graveyard . . .
of the Chapel in the Dale
11.15am i.e. 12.15 BST
Monument in the Chapel . . .
and the interior . . .
and stained glass windows
Two views . . .
of the same fungus
Climbing out of Chapel le Dale
View over Weathercote to Park Close & Park Fell
Sculpture . . .
Whernside seen on the way to Eller Beck . . .
and a closer view
Ribblehead from Eller Beck . . .
and zooming in on a diesel train
Lunch stop, looking to West Fell . . .
where the leader 'tucks in' out of the wind
Norman leads over Twisleton . . .
with Ingleborough viewed over the limestone pavement
Pot hole sculptured over eons
Bill & John cross the limestone
The group passes through the gap at Ewes Top
Cairns with Ingleborough behind
Descending a wind swept . . .
Scar End . . .
and pausing for a catch-up stop, before reaching Oddie's Lane
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