Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Clapham to Ingleborough

Had a nice day out with Carol on Sunday, nothing too strenuous but it was certainly challenging up on the tops. We parked at Clapham and took the nature trail through the estate and up onto the moors, the weather was mixed with sunshine and snow flurries on and off all day.

Clapham Folly

Interesting masonary, apparently it had no religious use it was just built to look good next to the lake 

The nature trails leads you through a real mix of vegetation from all over the world, sadly most of it still in winter mode, the himalayan rhododendrons looked impressive though. The trail emerges near Ingleborough Cave and then winds up through Trow Gill.

After climbing out of the gully you emerge on the open moorland, first sight of Ingleborough ahead, looks a bit snowy

As we were passing I took Carol over to see Gaping Gill

Halfway up Little Ingleborough, looking back

Carol swears she enjoyed it

Up the eastern flank of Ingleborough, looking back

Typically when we reached the plateau it was blowing a hoolie with frozen rain and snow, almost a white out at times, we headed for the cross shelter but we didn't hang around for long

Ribblehead Viaduct just right of centre

We dropped down off the plateau and headed for Sulber, the descent was pretty dodgy on the frozen snow and ice, I did a good section of it on my backside, looking back up to Little Ingelborough



Limestone pavement

Long Lane, they weren't kidding either

A right nice day on moors, grand


  1. Cracking day out.
    Lovely pictures too.

  2. Cheers Alan, good luck on your crossing this year

    Hope to have another go next year I think

  3. Great pictures Rich.
    Brings back some good memories of my stag do around there.

  4. I will be off up Pen-y-Ghent a week tomorrow for the night, went up there last weekend too!

    1. Have a good trip Tim, I hope you've got some good anchors on your tent as it looks a bit blowy on the forecast, take some pics for us.