Sunday, 2nd October 2011

   

            

 

Walk: Settle, Warrendale Knotts, Langcliffe, Stainforth, River Ribble
Start Point: Settle, Greenfoot car park, Ingfield Lane Grid Reference: SD 820 634
Distance: 11 miles Ascent: 1,250 feet
Time: 5.75 hours    
Weather: Windless, damp, mild. Some sharp showers and drier patches. Poor light made the landscape dramatic. This was the day after the record-breaking Indian Summer temperatures.
Comments: 12 walkers and a back- marker.
Interesting Dales landscape with evidence of local quarrying and farming industries as a result of centuries of human use.

Settle to Langcliffe via Warrendale Knotts and to Stainforth returning along the River Ribble
A vaulted stonework cattle creep on one of the main east-west coach routes which enabled stock to pass under the road in search of water.
Victoria & Jubilee Caves. Bronze, Stone Age & Roman items found here long before we arrived!
The Hoffman Kiln the only complete remaining example in England, in use 1873-1939

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Never one to panic Bill said, "What do I do now?"

 

The leader said this was a cattle creep, but we thought she was water divining

 

A thoughtful leader

 

Was this a generation gap?

 

Heading towards Attermire Scar

 

Ingleborough from the east

 

Ray reads about the Hoffman Kiln

 

Outside the Hoffman Kiln

 

Inside the Hoffman Kiln (on the recce)

 

Yorkshire boot recycling

 

And the walk was enjoyed by all

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