Tennant’s Gill, Fountain’s Fell, Darnbrook Fell, Littondale, Arnclifef, Monk’s Road, Malham Tarn
|Start Point:||Disused quarry by Malham Tarn Field Centre||Grid Reference:||SD 883 671|
|Distance:||16.3 miles||Ascent:||2,540 feet|
|Weather:||A breezy day with rain showers and sunny spells.|
Our initial route followed the Pennine Way for a time before we left it at a convenient point to climb to the summit of Fountain’s Fell. Unfortunately, the rain and mist descended at this point leaving us without any views to reward our effort. Continuing north east we crossed Darnbrook Fell to visit the trig point before descending into Littondale where we followed the River Skirfare to Arncliffe. Passing the Falcon Inn we followed the Monk’s Road to Malham Tarn where we returned to the cars via a boardwalk through the nature reserve. Seven walkers attended.
Malham Tarn can just be seen . . .
as we ascend Fountain's Fell
Rain and mist interrupt our coffee break . . .
and follow us to Fountains Fell
Heading towards Darnbrook Fell . . .
the mist lifts to give us views of Pen-y-Ghent
Darnbrook Fell . . .
where the trig point base is evidence of the severe erosion
New Bridge provides the perfect spot . . .
for our lunch break . . .
on the banks of the River Skirfare . . .
where Robb gives Tony a helping hand
Time to continue beside the river . . .
Looking back to Littondale
Malham Tarn at last