Sunday, 16th October 2016

Walk: Turbary Road, Kale Pot, Jingling Pot, Yorda’s Cave, Whernside, Twistleton Scar End
Start Point: Kingdale Grid Reference: SE 013 034
Distance: 13 miles Ascent: 2,900 feet
Time: 6.5 hours
Weather: A mixed day with a cold breeze and showers in the morning clearing to a dry and bright afternoon
Comments:

Four walkers joined the leader on this walk in the Yorkshire Dales. The route followed the Turbary road for a time. Apparently, turbary is the ancient right to cut peat for fuel on common land. This road was obviously used to transport it. On reaching Yordas Grain we followed the gill down to Yordas cave. After exploring the cave we decided it would be a good place to have our morning break and shelter from the rain for a while. Continuing on up Kingdale we reached Kingdale Head where we turned east to ascend Whernside. Disappointingly, the rain began again as we neared the summit. Leaving the summit the mist and rain cleared and we had some good views as we made our descent. On reaching Bruntscar we followed a pleasant green track through the limestone to Twistleton Scar End and the track back to Kingdale and the cars

Looking towards Scar End

Kale Pot

Wet and windy!

We are rather wet as we arrive at Yordas Cave . . .

and are thankful for a dry spell . . .

as we explore Yordas Waterfall . . .

and on the opposite side calcite has formed as water seeps through the limestone and runs down the wall

Returning to the cave entrance . . .

we decide to take advantage . . .

of the overhang . . .

for our morning break

Local resident

Reaching Whernside summit . . .

we find a little shelter . . .

for our lunch stop

Leaving Whernside, Ingleborough has a cloudy cover . . .

but our view ahead is clear

Ribblehead Viaduct and Pen-y-Ghent enjoy a sunny spell . . .

which highlights the 24 arches . . .

and Ingleborough is now cloud free

Looking back to Whernside

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