|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|
|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!