Monday 5th March 2012

 

Start Point : Layby near Wharfe (SD 784 695)

                   

Distance : 4.8 miles          Height Ascended : 320 metres

 

Route Map

 

 

Wharfe - a delightful cluster of old stone buildings east of Austwick - is the starting point of today's walk.

 

Cottage at Wharfe.

 

Fords over the infant Austwick Beck.

 

The larger of the two fords across Austwick Beck.

 

Austwick Beck Head below Long Scar.

 

Looking across Crummack Dale from near the top of the walled lane that leads to the top of Moughton Scars.

 

The ridge between Norber and Long Scar.

Height is quickly gained from here between the end of the walled lane and the smooth grassy slope leading to the top of Moughton Scars.

 

Moughton Scars - Ingleborough in the distance.

 

Looking southwest.

 

Ingleborough and Simon Fell over one of the many cairns along the top edge of Moughton Scars.

 

Penyghent over the limestone pavement on Moughton.

 

A first outing for Andsum Maid Marion aka Marion

 

A memorial verse from a rambler's friend, or family member, found at the foot of a cairn.

 

One of the features of the Moughton limestone plateau is the extensive series of clints.

  

Across Crummack Dale towards Ingleborough and a distant Whernside.

 

Penyghent - in the left foreground one of the many Grouse Butts near the summit.

 

The summit of Moughton looking to Ingleborough…………………….

 

……………………and towards Penyghent.

 

Crummack Dale.

 

Another view of Ingleborough.

 

Dry waterfall.

 

No water cascading over the top any longer but there is evidence of a stream emerging at the top of scree below the limestone escarpment.

 

Studrigg Scar.

 

White Stone.