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Dales walking 16th November

Friday, December 5th, 2014

Went out for a good walk in the Dales with Peter E, the first of what I hope will be some more regular walks now the winter weather isn't as condusive to climbing.

Catrigg Force

Catrigg Force

Starting at Settle, we headed uphill and east to the Limestone amphitheatre of Attermire scar, then turned North and walked with great views across towards Ingleborough and the 3 peaks to the hidden waterfall of catrigg force. Apparently this was the composer Elgar's favourite spot.


Stainforth Foss

From catrigg force we headed down to Stainforth, where we ate lunch watching the salmon trying to leap the waterfalls as they moved up the river Ribble to spawn. Not a single one made it as far as we could tell in the 45mins we were there.

From Stainforth we headed through more classic Dales scenery to finish the walk along Giggleswick Scar with views across to the Forest of Bowland, before finishing in 'Ye Old Naked Man' cafe in Settle marketplace for a well earned tea and cake!