Monday 9th July 2012

 

Start Point : Layby on the Old Road between Cold Cotes and Newby Cote  (SD 726 709)

                   

Distance : 4.3 miles          Height Ascended : 260 metres

 

Route Map

 

 

This green and pleasant land……..

 

A look back down the short sharp climb from Newby Cote towards The Forest of Bowland.

 

Dunlin - a surprise sighting.

 

Is this Harryhorse Stone…………………….?

 

…………………..or this?

 It appears 250 yards further along the route than the large fissured block of limestone above that is marked on the OS map.

 

It sits isolated below Little Ingleborough.

 

Fluted Hole.

 

Pillar Holes.

 

Pillar Holes.

 

Long Kin West Pot.

(the deepest in the area with a vertical drop of nearly 300 feet)

 

Dog Rose - just one of the many species of flower growing in the sheltered recesses that the potholes provide.

 

A first glimpse of Ingleborough over Long Kin West Pot.

 

A fuller view from the top of Grey Scars.

 

Grey skies over Grey Scars.

 

Limestone and Skies.

 

The parish boundary stone on Grey Scars.

The side facing enscribed with an N standing for Newby - on the reverse it is marked I for Ingelton.

 

Grey Scars.

 

Gragareth, Whernside and Ingleborough.

 

Ingleton (lower right of centre) and beyond.

 

Whernside and Ingleborough.

 

Towards Morecambe Bay - in the far centre the nuclear power station at Heysham.

 

…………………and again.