Another light frost again this morning but with the sun climbing higher, the morning had a feeling of spring in the air. Todays walk of about 8 miles started and finished in Gargrave in West Yorkshire it's about 12 miles from our home. The walk follows the Leeds & Liverpool Canal for a couple of miles then turns N E.through the hamlet of Thorlby steadily climbing to reach the highest point of the walk at Sharp Haw 1171ft on Flasby Fell.. This opens up some fine views up into Upper Wharfedale with the dominant fells of Buckden Pike and Great Whernside still snow covered on the horizon. The walk returns along the northern side of Flasby Fell via Flasby Beck and Flasby Hall.
The welcoming Snowdrops in Thorlby
and the Winter Aconites
The top of Sharp Haw
Two new walkers joined us this morning ...Joanne & Russell
Gargrave with Pendle Hill on the left
The snowy summit of Great Whernside