Sunday, 24th November 2013

Walk: Twisleton Scar End, Ingleborough
Start Point: Car park, Ingleton Grid Reference: SD 694 730
Distance: 13 miles Ascent: 2,500 feet
Time: 6 houts    
Weather: Dry and cold
Comments: Five ramblers out for today's walk in the fells above Ingleton Village. The route started off eastwards onto Fell Lane and after a short, moderate ascent we headed North West passing by the Quarry at Skirwith and on across the River Doe by way of the stepping stones at Beezleys. From the river we headed off following the path leading up Twisleton Scar End where we had a short stop for morning tea. While the weather was fine, Ingleborough, our target for today, had its usual cloudy mantle and prospect of a climb without reward. We continued crossing Scales Moor and on down into the valley at Chapel Le Dale from where we started the long ascent to Ingleborough. As we approached, the skies cleared and we made the ascent with rewarding views and had lunch in the sun at the top. The descent down Limestone Load was uneventful with exception of two mountain bikers who, having ridden down the mountain once, were merrily pushing their bikes back to the top!!!! They passed us as we reached the lower slopes and were heading back to Ingleton. A good day out.

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The start of the day


Crossing the Doe


Steady on!


Twistleton Scar ahead


Scales Moor and Whernside


Ingleborough coming out of the cloud


Blue skies behind


Where have the clouds gone?


Lunch in the sun!!


Heading back



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