Conistone Dib

13 03 2012

A quick post about a pleasant short walk of around 4 miles in Wharfedale, North Yorkshire.

This walk in the Dales is so pleasant and easy, even my brother will do it – and my brother is no lover of walking since he’s had any choice in the matter! The ‘Dib’ is a dry limestone gorge near Grassington in Wharfedale which, in its initial stages, is sometimes only a couple of feet wide. Read the rest of this entry »

Winter Penyghent – A Drag Without Spikes!

5 03 2012

This post is about three winter walks on Penyghent and what can happen on even the Dales hills without any kind of ice spikes for grip!

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Waterfalls to Whernside

28 02 2012

The waterfalls walk from Ingleton is a beautiful walk but ‘proper walkers’ are sometimes a bit disdainful of it as it’s only around 3.5 miles long – although quite a tough, and a very interesting, 3.5 miles at that. Also, you have to pay for the pleasure of doing the waterfalls walk, which is all right and good, as the entrance fee pays for the upkeep of the superb pathways and bridges throughout the walk.

This is a walk I sometimes do to extend the Waterfalls Walk into hill territory and I have several variations of it (including using Oddies Lane for one half of the waterfall walk and thereby not always paying my way!) – depends on my mood. Read the rest of this entry »

Yorkshire Dales – Gordale Scar to Malham Cove

1 09 2011

A nice little walk (around 5 miles) I do quite regularly is from Malham and takes in both Malham Cove and Gordale Scar. The whole walk is spectacular limestone scenery and involves a small scramble of around 20 feet up Gordale Scar’s lower waterfall. Read the rest of this entry »