Sunday, 21st August 2016

Walk:

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
Time: 7.5 hours
Weather: A breezy day with rain showers and sunny spells.
Comments:

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 . . .

to Arncliffe

Looking back to Littondale

Malham Tarn at last

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