Friday, 19 June 2009
Looking at Ingleborough
On Sunday of this week Kath and I went for our usual walk in the countryside. We parked at Chapel- le- Dale near Ingleton and did a circular walk via the farms that lie along the flank of Whernside. It was not a strenuous walk but one that provided magnificent views of the surrounding stunning scenery, particularly Yorkshire's highest mountain, Ingleborough.
The weather had settled down and we enjoyed warm and sunny weather but it was tempered by cooling breezes and it was indeed perfect walking weather. One of the farms we passed en route, Ellerbeck, was about to shear approx 300 sheep which had just been brought down from the surrounding fellsides and we had to pick our way through the flock penned up in the farmyard. We stopped for lunch at a delightful rocky spot looking across buttercup meadows to Ingleborough and with views in another direction to the famous Ribblehead Viaduct. Another very pleasant mile or so found us back at the car having stopped for choc ices at a farmyard cafe. It had been a delightful walk with magnificent views of the limestone scenery around Ingleborough. The images show various views along the way of Ingleborough and Ribblehead Viaduct and Brian and Kath at our lunch spot.