Yorkshire Dales 2013


24 Awst / August 2013   10m  Buckden  - Hubberholme - Kettlewell   Arweinyddion / Leaders Peter & Alison

Waiting for the bus at Kettlewell

here it comes!

group photo at Buckden

NT owned

along bridleway known as Buckden Rake

Curon

Norma, Margaret & Gary

towards Cray

tuag at Cray

Brian

looking up Cray Gill Valley

boblen fawr

footpath down to Cray

crossing the Cray Gill

stepping stones at Cray Gill

Wyn

White Lion Inn, Cray - fortunately closed!

croesi'r rhyd

Norma & Mandy

Jeff, Wyn & Margaret

seibiant ger Crook Gill

Alan

Ann & Norma

Ann & Alison

Wharfdale

Geraint uwchben y sgwt

a very tight squeeze

Maragret & Norma

near Scar House

Peter

Jeff & Illtyd

Norma towards Yockenthwaite

tuag at Yockenthwaite

towards Yockenthwaite

down towards Yockenthwaite

Top Farm

River Thwaite - A Celtic name meaning 'twisting' or 'curving'

a detour to see ancient monument

heneb

back along Wharf River to Yockenthwaite

bridge at Yockenthwaite

brian along riverside path to Hubberholme

Afon Wharfe

one of many stone barns encountered

1804 date on lintel

Jeff & Christine

Hubberholme Church

church interior

carved mouse on pew

lunch stop at the George Inn, Hubberholme

Mandy & Jeff

Curon, Wyn, Brian & Christine

group photo outside George Inn

bridge spanning Wharfe River at Hubberholme

bant a'r cart!

along Dales Way to Buckden

Ann & Wyn

Dales Way

Bridge at Buckden

waiting for Brian

Gary on Dales Way back to Kettlewell

Dales Way to Kettlewell

Peter

Dales Way

Peter & Illtyd

footbridge leading to Starbottom

Ann, Alison & Peter

Christine & Brian

drystone walls

River Wharfe

Ann

cattle near Kettlewell

another stone barn

approaching Kettlewell

Kettlewell Bridge

 

25Awst / August 2013  14m   Kettlewell - Buckden Pike - Great Whernside       Arweinyddion / Leaders Peter & Alison

Kettlewell

Kettlewell

past Kettlewell Shop

Alison & Gary

Alison & Ann

Kettlewell

Wharfedale

Margaret, Helen & Peter climbing Top Mere Road

Ann & Alison

Top Mere Road

Gary

Wyn

seibiant

Geraint & Wyn (only doing 6 miles today. I know a short cut to a pub!)

Top Mere Road

Top Mere Road

stop for a breather

over ladder stile

Curon

Brian, Curon, Helen

another stop to admire the view

mist clearing from the tops

brace of grouse- very common sight on moors

Peter, our leader.

Alison, 2nd in command

nice view

Geraint

Ann & Alison

Curon & Brian

Margaret & Norma

boundary marker

ascending towards memorial cross

Helen

Memorial cross at Wellington crash site of 1942. Five Polish aircrew perished with only one survivor

group photo at Memorial cross

wethered memorial plaque

leaving memorial

towards Buckden Pike summit

Alan & Gary on summit (2,303ft)

waymarker on summit of Buckden Pike (2,303 ft)

lunch stop

cinio

leaving summit

Gary & Alison towards Tor Mere Top

towards Tor Mere Top

Christine

Brian

Alison, Ann, Gary with Great Whernside in distance

towards thye road at Little Hunters Sleets

Gary, Margaret & Helen

Great Whernside in distance

Norma & Margaret (& Gary) taking road back to Kettlewell

the rest proceed up to Great Whernside

seibiant

Brian

Aliosn & Ann

Peter

Christine at stile

Brian & Christine

towards Blackfell top

Peter

Blackfell Crags

seibiant

Blackfell Crags

Helen

view from Blackfell Crags

looking towards Great Whernside

shelter on Blackfell Top

shelter on Blackfell Top

towards summit of Great Whernside

summit of Great Whernside (2,310 ft)

Alan

back down the mountain

descending the hill

Brian

Christine

Curon & Helen

Ann, Alison, Peter

the cairns above Hag Dyke Farm

descending towards Hag Dyke Farm

approaching Hag Dyke Farm

Hag Dyke Farm (know owned by the Scouts)

path back to Kettlewell

view of Dowber Gill Beck

Peter and Dowber Gill Beck

26 Awst / August 2013  6m   Gordale Scar -  Malham Cove        Arweinyddion / Leaders Peter & Alison

Buck Inn, Malham

crossing Malham Beck

Ann

Mandy

Jeff & Geraint

towards Janet's Fos

Ann with money growing on trees

money tree

Margaret

waterfall

Elouise & Alison

Illtyd & Brian

towards Gordale Scar

towards Gordale Scar

path to Gordal Scar

nearly there

into ampatheatre

looks huge

Mike

Caroline, Elouise, Jeff & Mandy

up we go

Sandra

Wyn goes first

take your time

looks easy

Ann holding everybody up!

Eric next

crossing the beck

Brian

still ascending

Gary

Geraint

up and onwards

Brian

towards Street Gate

Ann, Elouise, Alison

towards Great Close Hill

Great Close Hill

nearly there

Margaret

cinio

lunch

Mike

the hollowed out Bronze Agae Cairn on summit with Malham Tarn in distance

Malham Tarn

group photo

Malham Tarn

Curon

Alison & Peter

Elouise & Caroline

Geraint at Ing Scar

Ing Scar- dry water valley

Brian

Margaret, Gary, Ann at Ing Scar

Alan, Geraint & Gary

Peter above the cliff of Malham Cove

unusual weathered limestone pavement

Brian & Geraint above Malham Cove

Helen

above Malham Cove

down towards the cove

Gary

massive cliff face - once a waterfall

Malham Beck emerges from underground

below the cliff

Illtyd & Geraint

cattle & Malham Cove

debriefing at Buck Inn, Malham

Jeff, Brian, Christine & Geraint

27 Awst / August 2013  6m   Kettlewell - Arncliffe       Arweinyddion      / Leaders Peter & Alison

Kettlewell

up Gate Cote Scar

Gate Cote Scar

Kettlwell in distance

Kettlewell in distance

view of Kettlewell

up to rocky bit

rocky bit ahead

Wyn

Illtyd & Elouise

seibiant

Illtyd

rest stop below Middlemoors Pasture

Curon, Wyn, Mike & Helen

in the direction of Old Cote High Moor

Gary, Illtyd, Geraint, Peter

y Grugiar / Red Grouse

patterned drystone wall

approaching the gate

Wyn the gatekeeper

Christine, Curon, Peter, Wyn

Peter releating the story of the preacher traversing the mountain

down now in the direction of Arncliffe

pile of stones used as marker

Gary & Peter

descending into Littondale

looking scross at Cowside Beck Valley

Mike leading the way

descending

cinio

onwards to Arncliffe

Mike

approaching Arncliffe

nearing the village

church ahead

Christine

Brian & Christine

Arncliffe - many gutted as the Falcon pub was closed!

Arncliffe village

Arncliffe Church

body of the church

chancel

sad grave of Martha Gogill who took here own life

waiting for Geraint

Elouise in the stocks for been naughty!

along the banks of the Skirfare River, a tributary of the Wharfe

Brian & Alison

Alan

stay away from edge - sand martins have flown

Geraint ar lan Afon Skirfare

Elouise, Alison, Gary

Old Cote Little Moor in distance

Elouise crossing Skirfare River

Ann at Hawkswick Village

climbing back to Kettlewell

Peter

Curon, Illtyd &Ann

looking back at Littondale

Alison

Illtyd & Margaret

Elouise & Illtyd

air display begins

feel sick looking at it!

good heavens!

close up

great free display

whaw!

another close up

show over... forward we must go

Kettlewell in distance

Ladies decide to re-encact the Tai Chai scene in Calendar Girls

great stuff

will have to watch the film now

approaching Kettlewell

back at Kettlewell

28 Awst / August  2013   11m   Bolton Abbey - Simon's Seat - Barden Fell     Arweinydd / Leader Wynford Arthur

Bolton Abbey Country Park

River Wharfe

along banks of the Wharfe

Caroline, Mandy, Peter

Peter & Alison

Geraint & Ann at Valley of Desolation

Valley of Desolation

Elouise, Ann, Alison

Jeff, Illtyd, Caroline

Elouise

Peter

Jeff & Mike

rocking stone

Curon & Alan on rocking stone

towards Simon's Seat on Barden Fell

toward's Simon's Seat

approaching Simon's Seat

Geraint

Wyn, Brian, & Christine at Simon's Seat

Simon's Seat

Alan, Curon, Ann & Gary on Simon's Seat

trig point on Simon's Seat

Alison & Peter on Simon's Seat

Mandy

Simon's Seat

off we go

Curon towards Lord Seat

toward's Lord Seat

Alison & Ann with Simon's Seat in distance

Lords Seat

towards Lord's Seat

view from Lord's Seat

Curon with Simon's Seat in distance

Ann & Alison

Peter & Alison on Lord's Seat

Helen & Elouise on Lord's Seat

view from Lord's Seat

Helen

Jeff

toward's Brown Bank

looking back at Lord's Seat

Peter

Peter & Illtyd

Christine, Caroline & Brian on Barden Fell

towards Brown Bank in the distance- our lunch stop

Curon & Illtyd

shelter for grouse shooters

approaching lunch stop

Gary & Curon

cinio

lunch

Christine, Brian & Helen toward's Hazelwood Moor

below Long Ridge

Gray, Alison, Mike at Hazelwood Moor

another shelter for Grouse shooters

Mike

Geraint & Ann in the direction of Bolton Priory

Mike, Peter, Geraint

Alan

Gary, Brian, Geraint

Mandy

descending the hill towards Bolton Priory

Wyn & Caroline

Peter

Bolton Priory

Elouise crossing the Wharfe River

Ann

Geraint very hesitant

Bolton Priory

Bolton Priory ruin

grave of cricket legend, Fred Trueman

ruined part of priory

Ann, Elousie, Caroline, Alison

main enreance at the intact secion of Bolton Priory

priory interior

chancel

church interior

nave

Bolton Priory entrance

view of Bolton Priory

view of Bolton Priory

Alan

Priory & Wharfe River

Abbey Fountain

debriefing at the Woollen House, Skipton

Woollen House, Skipton

Woollen House, Skipton

statue of cricket legend at Skipton

Geraint at Fred Trueman's statue, Skipton

29 Awst / August 2013  10m    Kettlewell - Conistone   Arweinyddion / Leaders  Peter & Alison

milling around outside Dales House, Kettlewell

Kettlewell

Kettlewell village

Margaret & Norma

towards Kettlwell Church

church interior

chancel window

leaving church

a bit of rain!

Caroline & Elouise joining Dales Way

Elouise, Alison, Norma, Margaret

Peter

Mike & Alison at Highgate Leys Lane

Brian & Geraint

Jeff, Norma, Curon

twll yn y wal

Illtyd

towards Conistone Pie

approaching Conistone Pie

Conistone Pie

Conistone Pie

Ann, Elouise, Alison on Conistone Pie

Alison, Peter, Caroline at Conistone Pie

Norma, Margaret, Caroline

Helen & Wyn

Elouise, Alison, Jeff

Christine, Caroline, Mike

Wyn & Peter

descending towards Conistone

Kilnsey Crag in distance- popular with climbers

Geraint

memorial to 6 cavers that tragically died at Mossdale Caverns in 1967

Peter giving his spiel

Conistone Church

gwennol ifanc

church nave

mouse carving at pew

chancel

footpath towards Coniston Dib

into gorge

Conistone Dib

ceunant

Conistone Dib

Conistone Dib

Helen, Gary & Brian

Norma, Christine, Margaret, Curon

Conistone Dib

little scrambling

Mike & Margaret

cinio

Ann

Peter & Alison

weathered limestone pavement

hawthorn on weathered limstone pavement

our lunsch stop

disused limekiln

old limekiln

Bycliffe Road

Christine & Helen on Bycliffe Road

Peter & Brian on Conistone Turf Road

Alison

Alan

Gary

towards trig point at Capplestone Gate

Alison & Ann at Capplestone trig point

Alan

group photo on Capplestone Gate trig point

leaving trig point

crossing ladderstile

Alan

Peter

back towards Kettlewell

gate & ladderstile

near Langcliffe

Wharfedale in view

Brian, Christine, Helen

Gary

approaching Kettlewell

Chrsitine & Brian

head sculpture at Kettlewell