2016 Walking photographs Waterfall at Clapham Clapham Church Fascinating tree shapes What is it ? Clapham Beck A pause Along Clapdale Drive Bridge by Ingleborough Cave entrance Towards Trow Gill Onwards and up! The “Bridge Photo”! Looking towards Clapham Bottoms And on up to Long Lane Snow on Ingleborough Long Lane down to Clapham The farm at Clapdale Many puddles on Long Lane! The final stretch Barbon Church Barbon Church Admiring shapes of trees on the Dent road Barbondale Looking towards Castle Knott Barbondale Barbon High Fell Barbon High Fell Our lunch spot Hills of the Lake District Distant wind turbines Across the very muddy fields to Barbon Pastoral landscape Barbon Manor Woods Barbon Beck Through the woods Barbon Beck The Geology Lesson A Bridge Too Far! Safety talk from our Walks leader? Looking up Barbondale The climb up towards Bullpot Farm Trouble with the gate! Waiting at Bullpot Farm for the explorers Looking across to Leck Fell View towards the west Beautiful light for the trees Goldsworthy sheepfold sculpture Mud, mud everywhere! Heading back towards Barbon Whelprigg House The walkers looking forward to tea in Barbon Gargrave Canal Kitting Up Sizergh The Briefing The Briefing Up through the woods Snowdrops A pause before starting the Scout Scar climb Let’s see what we can see! View down into the Lyth Valley Onwards and up! A better view of the Lyth Valley as we get higher Just checking where we are! Looking out to the estuary Getting towards our lunch spot Looking north Our lunch spot comes into view Trees on limestone The advance party return to the Mushroom lunch spot The “Bridge” photo Now more light on the estuary Heading steeply down towards Brigsteer Into the woods! And of course more mud! Arnside to Grange railway bridge (far away) Arnside Knott and the bridge Back at Sizergh Castle A squeeze to start then into a spacious field to Dovehouse Lane Farleton Fell ahead blue sky and sunshine a meandering beck plenty of gorse out Number 100 is looking for a mother still alone Puddlemire Lane is very dry! chevrolets wild daffs a pause along the way a long straight wall over Newbiggin Crags passing by the Crags walking west – with 2 extras going our way reedmace – in an old dewpond perhaps hazy views belted Galloways a closer look a rock-bound tree Holme Park Quarry limestone pavement with erratics the sheer walls of the quarry face limestone erratics on limestone stumps lunch, with the Lakes hills in the distance … and the M6 twisting away off again pitted limestone on the pavement the erratics are much less pitted out to Morecambe Bay the motorway(L) and the canal (R) sloping up … or down? east towards our western Dales looking back the cairn on Farleton Knott across to the Lake District hills – a bit clearer now through binoculars a very big gorse patch to avoid on the way down! catkins on the hazel the bridge picture celandine reflections along the towpath looking back to Farleton Fell overflow into a beck under the canal the end refreshment Orton over the first stile 14 of us walking in fine weather cloudy over the How Gills, to the south of us little lambs queuing at a tricky gated stile a pleasant distant view checking the map limestone edges limestone pavement crossroads blue skies and limestone the group – someone is hiding a passing plane walking through the limestone High Cup Nick, background left close-up of High Cup Nick common lizard at our lunch place common lizard at our lunch place lunch in the sunshine… … and the others junction of stone walls ponies on Asby Winderwath Common pussy willow snow on the Pennines we’ve come down Sayle Lane, now heading to Sunbiggin weather coming!! skirting us more limestone pavement (I love these lone trees!) kitted up for rain but it didn’t last long heading back with blue skies How Gills again Mallerstang Edge How Gills looking west stone circle, near Raisbeck conglomerate stones make up the circle last bit on the road to Orton waiting to use the stile! sharing the stile thanks back over the beck at Orton marsh marigolds in the beck the Orton church clock The Orton chocolate factory and cafe!! Middlesmoor up the road, in lovely sunshine looking back to Gouthwaite Reservoir Scar House Reservoir coming in to view Scar House Reservoir below the reservoir the dam wall – very smart an attempt at a bridge picture – some were too short! there were 11 + me though! a beautiful April day – so warm too looking down from the dam: the River Nidd an impressive structure (not us) they had motors! Nidderdale lots of heather to revisit when it is out a steep descent to Woo Gill patterns in the heather a grouse! a shooting butt in the wall distant view of Great Whernside and Little Whernsie t’other way! good track and then the descent Shooting House we went the other way, but pretty daffs bridge over the Nidd 2 stiles – or through the gate looking back a squeeze view down the vallet to Gouthewaite Reservoir up the hill to Middlesmoor we didn’t go over this stile a gnarled tree last stile Sizergh Malham The Bridge Photo Starting off towards Janet’s Foss Kingcups First view of Malham Cove Approaching Janet’s Foss For bees Janet’s Foss Plenty of wild garlic Waterfall at Janet’s Foss Waterfall at Janet’s Foss A pause for re-fuelling Onwards and up! Going up to Gordale Bridge The path to Gordale Scar Approaching Goredale Scar At Goredale Scar I don’t think we are going to follow them! Lunch Lunch Onwards and up again! Looking back at Malham They heard the farmer approaching – food ? Attractive walls At the top of Malham Cove We made it! Navigating the limestone pavement Start of the steps down to Malham The peregrine falcon nest at the back of the crevice The Breakaway Group. He joined us for tea at the end of the walk Beamsley Beacon misty distant views all day impressive walls (for Beacon Hill House?) looking south towards Ilkley a private area… … behind complex walling Beacon Hill House looks like an old school then we found discarded egg shells lapwings sceamed at us as we walked along … first view of March Ghyll reservoir a sheep with 2 lambs on the moors (should they be there?) two ‘bridges’ a bit brighter a long uphill walk Ilkley behind the sheep a windy break a windy break by a cairn with the golfballs in the distance a good track – very stoney in places a useful wall for our lunch stop our lunch-time view and off again March Ghyll reservoir coming back into view Simon Seat on the horizon on top of Round Hill the views from the top … … … and setting off down two plaques coming off the moor our cars are still there! Slaidburn setting off in sunshine from Fairmile Gate heading south Lakeland fields to the west the first gully Silerian siltstone slabs railway viaduct and wind turbines going up typical landscape motorway, railway and river one pause of many! Lake District hills profile rather hazy train passing sunny with light breeze Howgills to the south of us very steep up! north west south south east an early food break (with Sally!) Long Rigg Beck meandering down the valley where we have just come from! a bit more up The Calf trig point some views from the top a rare manmade structure can you spot it? heading down unusual quarz intrusion another sheep fold two becks meeting – our crossing point our last sit down back to stone walls and metal sheep pens but also a last uphill looking back a level path Fairmile Gate and the cars a fantastic walk in sunshine all the way a few sheep down here and a few cows back the way we came now Sedbergh Poster in Friends Meeting House Meeting House interior School’s out! Painting of a meeting Shaker style Some of woodwork undocumented but done by Gillow’s apprentice Lunch in Meeting House garden George Fox stayed here Listening to talk by a Friend Brigflatts Meeting House Internationally renowned local Quaker poet, buried in Quaker buried ground Unused railway line View from the bridge River Rawthey converging with another one! Dale’s Way Bridge washed away in recent floods Pepper pot Malham Tarn The Chimney Malham Tarn The Walkers Nearly back! Going down to the Locks The weir At Stackhouse Single file across the meadow A slippery climb up The track up from the Mains Looking across to Pen-y-Ghent And back to Langcliffe Sharing a joke ? What have I done now ? Interesting water feature ? Langcliffe Still going up Ingleborough and Pen-y-Ghent At the top of Giggleswick Scar The Quarry Lots of limestone Coffe time Enjoying a snack Us ! Sue’s photo of me – why ?! Still going up What are they doing ? Well a bit of down at last ! Looking towards Pendle Yet another gate Panoramic views all round Steep slope down to Stackhouse Nearly there ! Oldest postbox in the Bradford area ? The Bridge Photo Setting off from Barnoldswick Starting the uphill Determined walkers! A pause for breath Looking back at Barnoldswick Pretty chickens Gosh ! And off uphill again Looking towards Pendle Heading down to Star Hall Another view of Pendle Blacko Tower Alpacas at Weets House Farm At Weets Hill summit – 1278 ft. Heading back towards Barnolswick Looking north. Our sheltered lunch spot Pastoral scene Pretty garden in Barnoldswick Bainbridge stepping out on the moor a bit of a gathering the distance stayed hazy all day 9 walkers + me… all smiles the heather walk dry and still a bit of bracken but lots of heather which way? we’ll follow the leader bilberries … just show the photographer is doing the walk! cup & ring marks on the other side of ‘my’ rock the bridge photo a useful bridge, too, even on a moor the heather just keeps blooming a boundary stone? reservoir above Ilkley war memorial a flock of waders wheeling and diving another boundary stone?