|Walk:||High Bentham & Mewith Head|
|Start Point:||High Bentham car park||Grid Reference:||SD 667 693|
|Distance:||10 miles||Ascent:||1,100 feet|
|Weather:||Mixed overcast with some sunny spells and only one short shower.|
|Comments:||The group of 15 completed a circular walk that set off heading east keeping north of the River Wenning, before turning to cross the river at Skew Bridge. The return west kept to the south of the river, via Mewith Head and its old Hall.|
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The car park at Bentham
Heading through the fields to . . .
cross the railway track . . .
pausing to read one of the many . . .
information panels . . .
Debbie crosses the stile while Pam & Judith have a chat and Brian leads from the back with Brenda
River Wenning with reinforced railway banking
along the route
Climbing out of the valley we get a good towards of the Trough of Bowland
And before long Ingleborough comes into view
Heading down to the valley once more . . .
where our leader finds a dry spot for lunch
Crossing the River Wenning and one of its tributaries
It's up the other side of the valley heading for Mewith Head Hall . . .
with a selection of livestock . . .
including a 3-legged sheep . . .
a porker . . .
and some bears
Mewith Head - is that rain over there?
Mewith Head Hall . . .
with an unusual sundial over the door
Tea break near Badger Ford Beck
Who's that lot, Mum?
Dawson Close in need of some TLC
The last tea stop . . .
before passing brightly coloured berries and . . .
more information panels
Crossing the River Wenning once more an the way back to Bentham
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