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Report on Yorkshire Dales - part 1
5 November 2011

This weekend?s Craggys were:-

Kathryn, Maureen, Gail, Irene, Mark, Kevin, Robin and Kenny

Friday 4th Nov

Arrived at the village of Ingleton mid afternoon and checked into the youth hostel. Kathryn, Maureen, Robin and Kenny decided to go a walk to the waterfalls. They came back in the dark and by this time the rain was heavy. Gail and Irene decided to have a walk round the village checking out the pubs and tearooms whilst Mark and Kevin arrived in the evening when we all met up for dinner.


Saturday 5th Nov

Ingleborough and the Ribblehead Viaduct

The weather today was dry and sunny with a good forecast for the weekend. We walked out of the village and headed east along a single track road. We could see Ingleborough in the distance with it?s distinctive flat summit. Soon the road turned into a track passing distinctive rocks called White Scars.

Once on the summit we felt the cold wind which would cut you in two. Ingleborough is 723 metres high with a flat summit. It has a cairn, trig point and a huge 3 pointed stone structure which was excellent for sitting on for lunch. Maybe it was built for that purpose, who knows!

After a quick lunch we continued north east and descended Ingleborough and along a broad ridge at the top of South House Moor to Park Fell. We could see the Ribblehead Viaduct which was out next destination in the distance.
We descended down to the Ribblehead Station passing over limestone pavements.

Just next to the station was the Station Inn where we stopped off, longer than we should, for a drink or two. We met up with other walkers from Carlisle who came along the Carlisle ? Settle railway.

We left the pub heading north west and walked under the Ribblehead Viaduct which was an amazing structure built in 1875. We continued along a track to the hamlet of Ivescar and continued south west along the Scales Moor at dusk. At this time of the evening Ingleborough was glowing red a bit like Ayres Rock and we could see a paraglider who must had jumped from the summit. Just before dark we had a steep descent down Twisleton Scar End then onto another single track road which led us back to Ingleton.

We enjoyed the walk today then in the evening the village had a firework display

Irene Cahill
 

leaving Ingleton
beginning of the track
colourful sheep
Ingleborough ahead
Mark
summit structure
leaving the summit
Mark
along the ridge
over the wall
weather stone
Ribblehead Viaduct
under the viaduct
team photo
Ingleborough at dusk

Photos: Irene Cahill


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