|Walk:||Dales Way, Great Asby, Great Asby Scar, Crosby Garrett Fell, Nettle Hill|
|Start Point:||Newbiggin-on-Lune||Grid Reference:||NY 703 053|
|Distance:||16.5 miles||Ascent:||2,000 feet|
Sunny all day with clear views.
We followed the Dales Highway to Great Asby, a very picturesque village. On the way we visited two fantastic vantage points Great Kinmond and an unnamed point just its north. We then pressed on to Great Asby Scar where we stopped for morning coffee/tea. Great Asby Scar National Nature Reserve contains some of the best examples of limestone pavement in Britain. It was a delight to visit such a stunning Reserve with such an extensive limestone pavement packed with plant species that hide in it.
On our return from Great Asby we passed a very old building, Grange Hall, which had clearly been quite a place in its time before we all went to Potts!
Potts is an old derelict building in the Potts Beck valley. From here we set off on our adventure across Crosby Garrett Fell to the trig point on Nettle Hill. With no sign of any paths or tracks this is clearly a very infrequently visited summit and whilst the going was very strenuous as we slogged our way through grass hags two feet high, all our effort was rewarded with stunning views from the summit in all directions to the Lakes, Pennines, Yorkshire Dales and the Howgills.
As we stopped for a group shot Pat is clearly having difficulty with her new rucksack
Still having problems
A group shot at last
As we cross Ravenstonedale Moor Great Asby Scar comes into view
Looking back to the Howgills
Karen and Pat nearing the summit
Views across Great Asby Scar
The unnamed cairn on great Asby Scar
Sheila stops to take in the views across Great Asby Scar
Looking across to two cairns on the Scar
We head off on our descent to Great Asby
We leave Great Asby heading south to . . .
On our way to Potts
Dropping down to Potts with the Pennines in the distance
The wall marked our route up onto Crosby Garrett Fell
View along the Potts Beck valley with the Pennines in the distance
Yes, it was a steep climb
View across Crosby Garrett Fell
Heading off to the Nettle Hill
Nettle Hill trig point
View south to the Howgills
Group shot on Nettle Hill
At last we reach a track at the bottom of Crosby Garrett Fell
A short road walk back to Newbiggin-on-Lune