Thursday 31 March 2016

Helwith to Horton

The plan was for Ian and I to do what the title suggests, via Pen-y-Ghent. However what we actually did was rather different. The reason for the walk was clue hunting for the "Backpackers Club" treasure hunt in September.....Non of  which will be revealed here! The weather was superb, the sun shone all day really warm at times.

Having parked in Helwith Bridge it was across the bridge and off up Long Lane. 

Height is gained gradually on the ascent of Long Lane. Across Ribblesdale the view was filled with Ingleborough, and i the distance Whernside.

In-front though Pen-y-Ghent lured us on. 

We dropped off the ridge into Horton via Brackenbottom. A brew in the Pen-y-ghent Cafe and it was back across the Ribble and off up towards Sulber Nick.

We left the Sulber path and headed over in the general direction of Moughton.
This view looking Eastwards to Pen- y-Ghent reminded us both of past treks in the Pyrenees.

Moughton covers a large area, but is very quiet with few paths, good vantage point for Ingleborough, Simon and Park Fell though.

We stopped here for a brew overlooking Crummackdale.

The trig on Moughton. From here there was alot of anklebreaking terrain over the scar before we could drop back down to the car at Helwith Bridge.
Excellent weather as I mentioned earlier, a good day out.