Sunday, 30th October 2011

   

            

 

Walk: Dales Ways to Hebden, climb Scale Haw to Edge Top, re-cross Hebden Beck to Yarnbury, High Barn then return over fields to Grassington
Start Point: Grassington car park Grid Reference: SE 002 637
Distance: 8.25 miles Ascent: 1,200 feet
Time: 5 hours    
Weather: Mild, some sunshine, light breeze, mainly dry underfoot.
Comments: 20 set off (and 20 got back). A gently, easy walk, taking in Linton Falls and a level walk along the banks of the Wharfe. Disturbed a stoat killing a rabbit by the foot path so hurried on. Relaxed elevenses at Hebden, then a short, steep climb up Scale Haw and Edge Top. A stroll to the next eating stop, preceded by a halt to recall where Roger built a snowman last time I did this walk. A breezy lunch, minor exertion crossing Hebden Beck twice then a steady walk to Yarnbury and High Barn where we stopped, again, for tea. A couple of impossible styles, then a gentle scamper over fields to Grassington.

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Gather round at Grassington

 

Linton Falls

 

River Wharfe

 

Autumn leaves along the Dales

 

Hebden . . .

 

and looking back to Hebden

 

Petty Side Laithe

 

Woolly stampede

 

Ascending Care Scar

 

View over Wharfedale

 

Scar Top House

 

Hebden Beck

 

One crossing point . . .

 

and another

 

Roger enjoys 40 winks in the sun

 

Bill supervises at an awkward stile . . .

 

and gives a hand . . .

 

and keeps a record

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