Sunday, 11th November 2012

Walk: Austwick, Feizor, Wharfe, Wash Dub Field and Norber
Start Point: Clapham main car park Grid Reference: SD 745 691
Distance: 5 hours Ascent: 930 feet
Time: 5 hours    
Weather: Sunny but clouding over early afternoon
Comments: Although the journey to Clapham meant driving through some very misty areas the Ingleborough area, on arrival, was bathed in autumn sunshine. The leader led fourteen walkers through part of the delightful picturesque Yorkshire Dales using field paths which in places were a little muddy. However, much of the ramble was over reasonable surfaced green lanes and tracks. There are high ladder stiles provided for access over the stone walls in the area and these caused some hilarity because they seemed to get higher as the day progressed. This walk, on a good day, offers many changes of the spectacular scenery around Clapham. This being Remembrance Day the group stopped to observe two minutes silence on the tranquil outskirts of Austwick.

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The ground is wetter than it looks

 

Between Clapham and Austwick

 

Austwick

 

Austwick Beck

 

Austwick Village

 

Hale Lane near to Feizor

 

The 'B' party take a more challenging route

 

The 'B' party

 

Feizor

 

No hands to the pump at Feizor

 

Brian 2 about to sample his trifle

 

Pen-y-Ghent covered in mist

 

On a path between Feizor and Wharfe

 

A curved wooden bridge . . .

 

and a stone slab bridge

 

A cottage at Wharfe

 

Leaving Wharfe behind

 

Christine at The Wash Dub Field on Austwick Beck

 

Climbing up from The Wash Dub Field towards Norber

 

Landscape near to The Wash Dub Field

 

Captain Pug Wash - he just loves ladder stiles!

 

This path is steeper than it looks - especially when one is getting tired

 

Caution - long drop to the left

 

Nappa Scars

 

A tricky descent at Nappa Scars

 

The penultimate descent

 

The last descent along Thwaite Lane to Encombe Bridge and Clapham

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