|Walk:||Yorkshire Three Peaks: Ingleborough, Pen-y-Ghent & Whernside|
|Start Point:||Chapel-le-Dale||Grid Reference:||SD 744 777|
|Distance:||24 miles||Ascent:||5,200 feet|
|Time:||11 hours 30 minutes|
After all the talking we eventually did it!
Ready to set off with our first summit, Ingleborough in the background . . .
as low cloud drifts across
The summit shelter is accompanied by . . .
a summit cairn which has views across . . .
As we continue on our way . . .
Pat and Robb pay a quick visit to the trig point
Our morning break is taken near what used to be a shooting hut
Crossing to Sulber Nick our next target, Pen-y-Ghent, looms in the distance . . .
but looks somewhat closer as we reach Horton-in-Ribblesdale
Climbing up from Brackenbottom . . .
to enjoy lunch . . .
on the summit of Pen-y-Ghent
Having descended via the Pennine Way . . .
the sign shows the direction . . .
to our final summit, Whernside
Says it all
Don't let us disturb you
Lodge Hall, Ingman Lodge Road, Selside is . . .
an integral part of a working farm and . . .
is dated 1687
Following Gauber Road we are able to keep up a good pace to reach . . .
Ribblehead with a good view of the viaduct and our last summit, Whernside
We were fortunate to see a passing goods train . . .
which had 22 carriages
We enjoy a short break before . . .
heading out on the next section . . .
beside the railway line, where another goods train . . .
waits for the green signal
As we follow the route up to Whernside, the summit comes into view . . .
and we can look back at Ingleborough, our first summit . . .
and Pen-y-Ghent, the second one
At a higher point we can see distant signs of the sun sinking low . . .
not surprising as it is 7pm when we reach the summit . . .
and with no walkers around to take a group photo we settle for two
After a long steep descent we can see the Ribble viaduct from the opposite side . . .
and take a last look at the summit before we head for the pub and a welcome celebratory meal