Sunday 4 January 2015

A Ribblesdale Ramble from Selside

A rather more sedate walk today, and none the worse for that! Not many people out either considering the weather, which was surprising.
We parked on the lane which leads to Alum Pot and then headed South to pass by Borrins Farm.

Here we picked up the Pennine Bridleway, which we would follow for the next couple of miles or so.
Pen-Y-Ghent and Plover Hill in the distance seemed to be catching the sun more than ourselves.

After a short distance you cross the B6479.

Once across the road the bridleway, which has blended in well with the rough pasture hereabouts leads down to the Ribble. The splendid new bridge is 3 years or so old, it makes round trips in this area much easier to plan.

Over to the West the view is filled by Simon Fell and Park Fell, outliers of Ingleborough.

We left the Pennine Bridleway at High Birkwith to make our way back across Ribblesdale, now Whernside was the hill before us.

The path follows Coppy Gill to pass through the "mad dog" yard of Low Birkwith Farm. At least they were chained up!

Two footbridges cross the river to bring you into the walled lane above. This leads unerringly back to Selside. A pleasing low level a nish wind!

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