Sunday, 14th June 2015

Walk: Harber Scar Lane, Sell Gill, Old Ing, Calf Holes, Ling Gill Bridge, Swinesett Hill, Nether Lodge, God’s Bridge, Birkwith, Over Ground, Top Farm, Fawber, New Houses.
Start Point: National Park Car Park in Horton in Ribblesdale. Grid Reference: SD 807 725
Distance: 10.2 miles Ascent: 1,250 feet
Time: 5.5 hours
Weather: Largely overcast. Cool winds.
Comments: 11 walkers. Elements of the walk took in the Pennine Way and the Ribble Way. The walk was based on a walk in Wainwright’s “Walks in Limestone.” However AW finished the walk with a 3 miles stretch of road walking from High Birkwith. We chose to climb above the plantation and had a more pleasant walk across the top of Sheep Scar and through beautiful dales meadows between Fawber and New Houses.

Coffee break along the Pennine Way on Harber Scar Lane

Sheep Pens at Old Ing

A disappearing beck at Calf Holes

Looking across the deep wooded ravine of Ling Gill towards Ingleborough

Hunkering down for lunch at Ling Gill Bridge

We had lost one!

Found him! Snapping at stream level

En route to Nether Lodge

The wonderful Ribblehead Viaduct was in the distance

Descending Swinesett Hill to Nether Lodge

Crossing Ling Gill for a second time

Don't blame the teachers!

Is it a Yorkshire banana

Brow Gill Beck flows out of Brow Gill Cave . . .

and under God's Bridge

The leader claimed this was the last ascent

New life at New Houses

And finally Penyghent magnificently appeared!

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