Tuesday, 16 November 2010

A walk in limestone countryside to Catrigg Force

Tues 16th Nov. 2010
       Because of all the wet weather during the past few days our walk on Sunday was in the drier limestone area around Settle in the upper Ribble valley.This upland area to the east and north east of Settle is much drier because of the limestone's free draining soil. The length of the walk ....71/2 miles.

                                    The view back to Pendle Hill

Victoria Cave ....Animal bones have been found dating back 130,000 years and in more recent times after the last Ice Age, Brown Bear and Reindeer bones and a 11,000 years old antler harpoon point was found with evidence of the first people of the Yorkshire Dales living in the cave.

 Looking northwest to the snow covered Lake District fells in the distance to the left of the hills

                          The unmistakable outline of Pen-Y-Ghent

             Catrigg Force where the water plunges down into the gorge

Catrgg Force

                      The bridleway down to the village of Stainforth


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