Sunday, 16th September 2012

Walk: Feizor, Giggleswick Scar and Stackhouse.
Start Point: Stainforth car park, adjacent to B6479 Grid Ref: SD 820 672
Distance: 8 miles Ascent: 1,200 feet
Time: 5 hours    
Weather: The forecast rain started at the time of departure and continued all day. Visibility from vantage points was nil.
Comments: The weather people got it right this time and the promised rain started to fall promptly at 10:15 am. However, this didn't stop eighteen people joining the leader on this circular walk. Crossing the River Ribble the route went over In Moor and passed through Feizor before ascending Giggleswick Scar where the damp group took a break for lunch. On a good day there are splendid views from Schoolboy Tower (a cairn on Giggleswick Scar). Today there was zilch! Dropping down from the scar the group then joined the Ribble Way and headed north alongside the River Ribble to return to Stainforth. The weather deteriorated on the return and the rain got wetter, even so the hardy group appeared to enjoy the walk and look forward to repeating it on a better day.

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The first ascent at Dog Hill Brow - in the rain


Using a green lane at Hargreaves Barn


A wet descent from In Moor


A wetter descent from Schoolboy Tower - Giggleswick Scar


Stainforth Force - a salmon leap


A bridge over the River Ribble seen through a steamed up lens

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