Sunday, 14 February 2010

Around Flasby Fell

Sun, 14th Feb.2010.
 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


  1. Hi- I just found you through Duxbury Ramblers. What can I say- hiking and plants and hills? You can be sure I'll be back. Not sure who I'm signed in as. My main blog is

  2. Our snowdrops and aconites are not in flower yet, fabulous views -

  3. Hi i am new here, attracted by your orchid header. How lovely your country looks like with undulating hills without trees not tall grasses. In the tropics you will not be able to see that kind of vegetation. Those snowdrops are so plenty and the crocus, awesome! I was just introduced to these for the first time in Turkey, and might not be able to see them again. So i just content myself with the photos in the blogs like yours. I am readily smitten by these flowers the first time i saw them.