Sunday, 10th November 2013

Walk: Little Stainforth, In Moor, Wharfe, Wash Dub Field, Norber Brow, Austwick, Feizor, Little Stainforth and Stainforth
Start Point: Stainforth car park Grid Reference: SD 820 672
Distance: 10 miles Ascent: 1,100 feet
Time: 5.75 hours    
Weather: A very pleasant wind free, cloudless, sunlight day, with an odd spot of ground frost in the shadows
Comments: With blue skies all around, a group of fourteen departed Stainforth on a circular walk to include Little Stainforth, Wharfe, Austwick and Feizor. After crossing the River Ribble, where salmon were leaping, it was a gentle upward walk to In Moor. Magnificent views could be seen from the moor, including Pen-y-Ghent and Ingleborough. At eleven o'clock a two minute silence was observed. Dropping down to Wharfe the route was by the way of a green lane that was bisected by Austwick Beck at Wash Dub Field. After lunch the route was via Crummack Lane and Townhead Lane to Austwick. From Austwick the group crossed Flascoe Bridge (a stone slab foot bridge over Austwick Beck) and followed an enclosed lane to Feizor. The group were offered the chance to make use of the cafe at Feizor but the offer was declined. Instead a break was taken on the ascent past Pot Scar when people drank in the view and watched men trying to net rabbits. The last leg of the walk was mainly downhill to Little Stainforth and then over the Ribble to Stainforth.

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A church at Stainforth - the clock was one and a half hours fast or thirteen and a half hours slow

 

Two leisure pursuits as Little Stainforth

 

A late morning view of Pen-y-Ghent

 

The leader addresses his followers

 

Typical field patterns in the area

 

Break time among limestone - note the clear blue sky

 

Ingleborough in the distance

 

Another view of Pen-y-Ghent . . .

 

and a closer look

 

Track-n-tree

 

Track, tree and Pen-y-Ghent

 

A sign seen on route

 

Moughton Nab and Pen-y-Ghent

 

On route to Wharfe

 

Wharfe Gill Sike

 

A ford across Austwick Beck at Wash Dub Field

 

David, Gina and Brian crossing Austwick Beck

 

Feeding time in Austwick

 

Gossamer threads among the sheep

 

Feizor

 

Or - Little Stainforth can be one and a half miles by public footpath

 

Pot Scar

 

Climbers on Pot Scar

 

Pen-y-Ghent late afternoon

 

Stainforth late afternoon

 

Crossed wires

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