|Walk:||Woodhouse, Howgill, Skyreholme, Middle Skyreholme, Trollers Gill, Gill Heads, Kail Lane (track)|
|Start Point:||Burnsall village car park||Grid Reference:||SE 031 611|
|Distance:||9 miles||Ascent:||1,145 feet|
|Weather:||Warm, overcast and breezy with some sunshine and a couple of light showers|
Twenty three walkers turned out for this nine mile walk starting from the car park at Burnsall.
On reaching Fir Beck we headed away from the Wharfe to break for elevenses and shortly afterwards we continued across Stangs Lane and onto the track which is Howgill Lane. Continuing in this direction we eventually took a path to the left into the village of Skyreholme where crossed the beck once more. From here it was on to Middle Skyreholme and then to Trollers Gill where lunch was taken. Here Roger announced that a choice was to be made whether to continue up the gill (which surprisingly had little water coming down it) or to take the “easier” path avoiding the Gill.
In true Fylde Ramblers spirit all the participants elected to go up the Gill which was negotiated successfully by all despite being made slightly slippery by a light shower as we were having lunch.
On reaching the gill head a sharp climb to the left took us onto New Road and after a short section on tarmac we were able to pick up the Kail Lane track which took us back to the River Wharfe and onto the Dalesway once more where we retraced our steps back to Burnsall.
The bridge at Burnsall
Plenty of water in The Wharfe today after yesterday's heavy rain
Leaving the car park at the start of the walk
The river becomes more turbulant as we head towards The Strid . . .
but we turn off before then and stop for elevenses . . .
before continuing on our way . . .
past the scarecrow . . .
the fungus . . .
and the unusual garage
Over the bridge at Skyreholme . . .
passing tress heavily laden with berries . . .
to reach Troleers Gill for lunch
Entering Trollers Gill
Roger leads the way
Harebells grow in abundance . . .
as we climb . . .
higher up the slippery gill . . .
eventually reaching a stile
Looking back from above the gill
Burnsall comes into view as we near the end of the walk