Sunday, 10th June 2012

Walk: Ingleton, Ireby Fell, Gragareth, County Stone, Whernside, West Fell, Ingleton
Start Point: Ingleton Grid Reference: SD 695 731
Distance: 17 miles Ascent: 3,145 ft
Time: 7.45 hrs    
Weather: Sunny, mild and dry with clear sky
Comments: This turned out to be a much better day weather wise than any of us had expected considering all the rain recently. The going underfoot was not too bad either except for one very boggy spot, found by Tony as he sank up to his knee caps, just beyond the summit of Gragareth. From Gragareth we continued along the ridge to the County Stone marking the spot where Lancashire, Yorkshire and Cumbria meet. From here we dropped down to Green Lane Track where we stopped for lunch in the sun before making our ascent to the summit of Whernside. From the summit there were great views down to Ribblehead Viaduct and across to Ingleborough. We followed the ridge down over West Fell connecting onto the path leading through Twistleton Hall and Beezley's. From here it was difficult to find the right of way leading down to the road, so we just used our instinct and cut across the fields until we reached the footpath sign at the roadside. In all this was a great walking day

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The climb up to Ireby Fell with Tow Scar in the distance

 

From here Ingleborough can be seen clearly in the distance

 

Oh to be a rambler!

 

The summit of Gragareth

 

We continue on to the County Stone at the junction of the walls

 

Having climbed over the wall at the County Stone we had stepped from Lancashire to Yorkshire

 

From here Ingleborough still dominates the skyline

 

Climbing up Whernside with Great Coum in the distance

 

The view from Whernside down to Ribblehead Viaduct

 

Look there's a train coming!

 

We set off down the Ridge of Whernside

 

Ingleborough still dominates the skyline

 

Looking back up to the summit of Whernside

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