Monday, May 25, 2009

2 out of 3!

Hardly the 3 peaks challenge but last time we were walking here in the Dales we ticked off Ingleborough and today we 'done' Pen-y-ghent. Tomorrow we plan to 'do' Whernside' weather permitting.

A very pleasant walk which was almost too hot today with only a gentle breeze as we scrambled up to the top, pausing for lunch by a lovely little moss covered beck.

The clouds gathered and the wind was blowing up by the time we reached the car in the car park at Horton in Ribblesdale. Undeterred, we made our way over a particularly scenic route that we had marked on an old imperial map from many moons ago for a BBQ.

....only just in time as the last mouthfulls were accompanied by the patter of rain and by the time packed away and started the return journey home, the rain was heavy and steady. A stop off at Ingleton to the late night Co-op for some provisions and to save us time tomorrow and then home for pudding!


At 8:45 pm, Blogger Andy said...

You're making me really miss one of my favourite bits of the country, must get up there sometime soon to introduce Lyra to the dales.
If you fancy a look around the inside of Ingleborough, the Bradford Pothole Club have their Gaping Gill Winch Meet on this week. It's well worth it but I'm not sure what you would do with Simba whilst you're in there. Always best to check that the winch is running at "Homebarn" in Clapham before heading up the hill.

At 8:17 pm, Blogger Andy Edwards said...

Hi Andy and thanks for the tips. I agree, the Yorkshire Dales are without question my favourite of all the National Parks. I just feel so at home here and could so easily live here - somewhere very remote preferably!!


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