Wednesday, 14th December 2016

Walk: Skelbow Barn, Bellhill Farm, Field Farm, Lettledale Hall, Deep Clough Farm, Middle Barn, Roeburndale Road, Crossgill, Udale Bridge,Pott Yeats.
Start Point: Little Crag Car Park Grid Reference: SD 546 617
Distance: 8.5 miles Ascent: 1,250 feet
Time: 5 hours
Weather: Fine, dry and sunny.

16 walkers. Great views, despite haze, of Ingleborough and the Bowland fells. Footbridge over Udale Beck, before Bellhill Farm, was in  poor condition. Footpath returning to Little Crag Car Park at SD 544 620 was through a marsh so returned via Troulsmire Barn and Littledale Road.(Extra half mile).

Crossing Udale Beck

It was necessary to watch every step on crossing the bridge over
Udale Beck because of its poor condition

Pheasants for the pot at Littledale Hall

Coffee break on the bridge over Crossgill Beck at Littledale Hall

Leaving Littledale Hall

Starting the climb up to Deep Clough Farm

Sunrays showered us as we left the valley bottom

Nearing Deep Clough Farm (and a very muddy gateway)

Kath and Christine enjoying some winter sun en route to Middle Barn

Lunch with a view over Upper Roeburndale, Haylot Farm and Mallowdale Pike

Interesting fungus near Tunnel Plantation

Tunnel Plantation

Silkie in Crossgill

Cow Close Pasture

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