Sunday, 7th October 2012

Walk: Moughton, Crummack Dale, Wash Dub, Norber Brow and Erratics, Sulber Gate and Nick.
Start Point: National Park CP Horton-in-Ribblesdale Grid Ref: SD 725 807
Distance: 11 miles Ascent: 1,400 feet
Time: 6.2 hours    
Weather: Wall to wall sunshine, following overnight frost and early morning valley fog. Minimal breeze.
Comments: Compared to our walk in this area on the previous Sunday, conditions underfoot had improved. The path down Sulber Nick to Horton-in-Ribblesdale was still muddy. However we reaped the benefit of 24 hours of dry weather! We had spectacular views of Pen-y-Ghent, Ingleborough, and the Moughton Scars. 16 walkers.

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Early morning mist over Clitheroe on our way to Horton-in-Ribblesdale

 

The church at Horton-in-Ribblesdale with Pen-y-Ghent in the background

 

The fingerpost at Sulber Nick where we turned for Moughton Scars

 

The leader says this way, but . . . ?

 

Viewing Ingleborough from a stile on Moughton

 

Low lying Juniper bushes with Ingleborough in the background

 

Approaching the trig point on Moughton Scars . . .

 

and from a different angle with Pen-y-Ghent in the background . . .

 

and the group checks out the views

 

Heading towards Moughton Scars . . .

 

and descending under Moughton Scars

 

Glorious Crummack Dale

 

Climbers on Moughton Scars

 

Down the lane at Wash Dub field . . .

 

so-called because farmers washed their sheep here

 

Crossing Austwick Beck

 

Moughton Scars from across the valley

 

In the Norber Erratics

 

Distant view of a mine or cave on the edge of the Moughton Plateau

 

The views are spectacular today

 

Looking across Crummack Dale to Pen-y-Ghent

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