Sunday, 9th September 2012

Walk: Caton Moor, Whit Moor, Thornbush, Roeburndale, Barkin Bridge, Lower and Higher Salter, Mallowdale, Haylot Farm, and Deep Clough Farm.
Start Point: Caton Moor CP and Picnic Site Grid Ref: SD 571 644
Distance: 9.5 miles Ascent: 1,750 feet
Time: 5 hours    
Weather: Largely fine, sunny and warm, although there was a brief light shower of rain when we reached Roeburndale Road.
Comments: 9 walkers. It was a reflection on the wet summer that even after a dry week, it was very wet underfoot over the access land of Whit Moor. The trig point on the moor gave us wonderful 360 degree views taking in the Bowland fells, Yorkshire’s 3 Peaks, Lunesdale, Morecambe Bay and the Lake District.

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A last word before heading over Whit Moor

 

Good land for frogs

 

At first Whit Moor presented a benign challnege

 

It soon became a very different experience

 

Meanwhile flies and wasps were feasting

 

Ingleborough was to be seen for much of the walk

 

The farmers wee making the most of the dry spell

 

Upper Roeburndale and Mallowdale Pike

 

Upper Roeburndale

 

Mallow Gill

 

The descent to Mallow Gill was overhung by trees

 

Haylot Farm

 

The leader astride a stile on the way to Deep Clough Farm

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