|Walk:||Stainforth, Pen-y-Ghent, Horton in Ribblesdale, Dry Rigg Quarry|
|Start Point:||Stainforth Car Park||Grid Reference:||SD 820 672|
|Distance:||14.5 miles||Ascent:||2,800 feet|
|Weather:||Wet and miserable in the morning with low cloud, drier in the afternoon.|
Six walkers attended for this walk in the Yorkshire Dales. It was waterproofs on from the start and no views as we made our way to Pen-y-Ghent. Due to bad planning I had chosen the same day as two coach loads of young people who were climbing the “Yorkshire Three Peaks”, hence the fell felt somewhat overpopulated. Leaving the summit we made our way down to Horton in Ribblesdale where we joined the Ribble Way for a time. Leaving the Ribble Way at Craghill farm we made our way around Swarth Moor and Dry Rigg quarry to join the Pennine Bridleway. We followed the bridleway for a couple of miles before leaving it to follow a number of field paths back to Stainforth.
Laughing at the rain
Group photo at Horton in Ribblesdale
Sinister sign in Foredale
Dry Rigg quarry . . .
Swarth Moor an area of outstanding raised bog apparently
Pen-y-Ghent clear of cloud now