Sunday, 20th May 2018

Walk: Carleton, Elslack Reservoir, Pinhaw Beacon, Robert Wilson’s Grave, Carleton Park
Start Point: Carleton in Craven Grid Reference: SD 973 479
Distance: 11.4 miles Ascent: 1,400 feet
Time: 6 hours
Weather: A dry sunny day, sunshine all the way.

From the High Street parking 11  walkers set out following the Catlow Gill which took us out onto Carleton Lane where we stopped for coffee at Scarcliffe Farm. Out onto moorland we made our way to Smearber Farm joining a roadway on to Stories House and made our way to Elslack Reservoir where we stopped for lunch. A steady climb upwards through Standrise Plantation which then took us across farmland and a car park on Thornton Moor. This was the start of our route on the Pennine Way up to Pinhaw Beacon. Down from the Beacon we again attempted to identify the grave of Robert Wilson but alas a third attempt in 3 years was a failure. We made our way to Kirk Sykes Farm and eventually Carleton Park.The rest of the walk took us downhill back into the village of Carleton, a great day for walking thanks to Dorothy and Rog

Leader getting ready

Making electricity

Coffee stop

A friendly hello

Pennine Way to Pinhaw

Leaving the Beacon

Kirk Sykes Farm

Carleton Park

Up to the axles in it

Down to Carleton

Into the village

How many miles was that?

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