Monday, 25 July 2011

We do appreciate our scenery

Sunday 24th July 2011
        We are very lucky  living up here in the north of England because we are surrounded by many beautiful  unspoilt  landscapes. Today is a perfect day, not too warm but sunny with good visibility, perfect weather to appreciate this scenery which is almost on our doorstep.  Our walk with our friends is a circular walk of about 10 miles starting and finishing in the village of Clapham in the south of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Trow Gill, this dry valley was a raging torrent at the end of the last ice age when the glaciers were melting on the slopes of Ingleborough. high above this gorge.

From the top of Trow Gill we head right in the direction of Pen-y-ghent

                                       On the top of Long Scar

The limestone Plateau could be compared to a desert landscape but the grikes in the limestone hold many rare plants if you have the time to search.

We follow the edge of the plateau around the edge of Crummock Dale as far as Sulber gate and stop for a late lunch break before descending onto the limestone plateau.

                          Picture taken last year in the same area

Leaving the lime stone pavement and heading down into Crummock Dale with our local Pendle hill in the distance

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