Tuesday 22nd May 2012

 

Start Point : The Kingsdale Road (SD 692 760)

                   

Distance : 5.5 miles          Height Ascended : 360 metres

 

Route Map

 

 

Whernside at the head of Kingsdale from the short climb up Hunt's Cross.

 

The unmistakeable profile of Ingleborough over Twistleton Scar End from the summit of Hunt’s Cross.

 

Keld Head Scar and Whernside from Hunt's Cross.

 

Gragareth from the summit of Tow Scar.

 

The Water Cut.

 Formerly a mill race capturing the Gragareth streams and diverting them to supply the cottages and mills in the Greta valley.

 

Marble Steps Pot…………….

 

……………………has a long history of exploration, the greatest depth reached being 400 feet below the surface.

 

Marion looks down into it's murky depths.

 

It takes it name from the black limestone staircase polished by water action – a small example that can be seen above surface.

 

Marble Steps Pot is situated within a small cluster of trees that are readily identifiable from a distance.

 

Gragareth from the edge of the cluster of trees.

 

Pied Wagtail fledgling.

 

Gragareth and Whernside.

 

A hazy view of Ingleborough from Low Plain.

 

Cheese Press Stone - stranded in its present position by glacial movement.

How big is it?

 

Marion adds scale – it is estimated to weigh 15 tons.

 

The top of Keld Head Scar………………………..

 

…………………..classic limestone scenery.

 

Goldfinch.

 

Looking back to Keld Head Scar from Ravenray Bridge.

 

Thornton Force.

 

Thornton Force.

 

The River Twiss by Raven Ray.