Sunday, 31st August 2014

Walk: Bare House, Kelber, Capplestone Gate, Conistone Turf Road, Highgate Leys Lane, Conistone Pie, Conistone
Start Point: Grassington main car park Grid Reference: SE 002 637
Distance: 13 miles Ascent: 2,000 feet
Time: 6 hours
Weather: A cool sparkling morning with a light breeze, warming up as the day progressed. perfect!
Comments: Dales limestone landscape with evidence of past quarrying, disused shafts and sink holes. Farming industry along the Wharfe Valley, giving reason for the empty buildings at higher and less accessible locations.
A relaxed day's walking, mainly on good tracks and with time to explore along the way for the nine Ramblers.

Controversial sandstone plinth, Grassington Market Square

Tell us more about Tom Lee

Memories of Le Tour at Grassington

Perfect Dales morning

Interesting and elaborate pen . . .

for counting and dipping sheep maybe

Lesley takes a bath at Bare House - but not bare!

Clouds, cows and coffee at Kelber

Grazing for horses as well as sheep and cattle

Capplestone Gate, the highest point

View towards Kilnsey Crag and, beyond, Pendle

Evidence of mining on Conistone Moor

Lunch near the Dales Way

Paradise for limestone lovers! Note the wall at the top

Conistone Pie . . .

just a small pie and a big wave

A memorial on Conistone church yard to young adventurers 1967

Conistone Church

Home and dry. No another 3 miles to go, John

Limestone country recce

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