Sunday 17 February 2013

Pennine and Ribble Ways


Beautiful weather today, we couldn't believe it was the middle of February. Parking in Horton-in-Ribblesdale we walked up the Pennine Way past Sell Gill Hole enjoying the easy going on the short turf.

Whernside from Sell Gill

We peered into the depths of the potholes before climbing the last few metres to where the path levels out
Ingleborough from Sell Gill

We passed the "new" improved Three Peaks path freshly surfaced, with its attendant sign, all very impressive. Although the section over to Birkwith was a morass!

New sign, new path!

From Birkwith we followed the Ribble Way as it contours the hillside. The terrain hereabouts is terraced in a wonderful way, it makes for easy walking although the wind was blowing into our faces all the way back. 

Looking back along Sheep Scar

As we approache Sell Gill again we descended across the fields to New Houses farm and followed the minor road to Horton and the car. A great day, spring feels as if it is just round the corner. That should curse the job!!


  1. Lucky you. What a cracking day.

  2. Hi Alan
    Yep a superb day. Thats a very pleasent stroll, lots of spotholing! Yesterday and today were excellent to, sadly I've been at work...but the forecast for Thursday looks good! Fingers crossed!!

  3. looks like you had a ball, and great weather, too! Should make the most of it - snow on the horizon [again....] for North Wales?! How far would we have to travel to do this stunning walk ourselves, we're nr. Llangollen.
    Great blog by the way, happy to be a new *recruit* ;)

  4. Hi there, glad you like the blog. It would be about 120 miles from Llangollen, the Yorkshire Dales offer lots of great walking, much of it can be explored without to many hills. Important for us at the moment.
    The weather this week has been fantastic, sadly I've been at work, except today!
    Thanks again