Sunday, 17th June 2012

Walk: Norber Brow, Thwaite Scars, Crummack Dale, Moughton Scars, Wharfe, Austwick and Clapham
Start Point: Clapham car park Grid Reference: SD 745 692
Distance: 10.5 miles Ascent: 1,468 feet
Time: 5 hours    
Weather: Grey cloud and rather chilly for June
Comments: On a grey and cold June day fourteen people and leader Roy, went forth from Clapham. Climbing gradually the route took them by the way of Norber Brow, passing erratics and a geocache on the way, to Thwaite Scars. After taking in the ample views the group descended to walk across Crummack Dale before ascending to Beggars Stile and Moughton Scars. Lunch was taken on Moughton Scars where some people regretted changing into lighter summer attire. However, the cold didnít prevent them from admiring the views of Pen-y-ghent Fell, Ingleborough and the massive limestone pavement. Descended to the area of Austwick Beck Head using green lanes the group moved on to Wharfe by the way of the Wash Dub Field. Using more green lanes the leader then took his party via Austwick on the return to Clapham. Although it was rather chilly for June it was an enjoyable walk.

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Roy finds a geocache under an erratic

 

Norber first, Austwick later

 

It's a bit of a climb at Norber Brow

 

Among the erratics

 

Resuming the chilly walk after the morning break

 

Not November but a cold June day on Thwaite Scars

 

Crummack Dale with Pen-y-Ghent Fell in the background

 

Approaching Beggars Stile

 

On the sky line at Moughton Scars

 

Mounting the limestone pavement at Moughton Scars . . .

 

with its clints and grikes . . .

 

where a bit of fancy footwork is required

 

On Moughton Scars with Ingleborough in the background

 

This path is not for Acrophobia sufferers

 

Descending Moughton Scars to Austwick Beck Head

 

One we did earlier - Thwaite Scars

 

Deborah puts her foot in it

 

The Wash Dub Field

 

Four young ladies cross a clapper bridge at the Wash Dub Field

 

Information about the Wash Dub Field

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