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 Beck


Austwick Village


Hale Lane near to Feizor


The 'B' party take a more challenging route


The 'B' party




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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