The weather didn't seem too bad so we packed lots of layers and plenty of pork pies. After consulting my trusty Wainwright guidebook and a bit of internet research, it was decided to ascend from Clapham. The fact that there is a truly gorgeous yarn shop there - Beckside Yarns - had nothing to do with my choice of route. Well it might have influenced me a little bit. It's well worth a visit if you are passing by at all!
This route is not the usual three peaks route so it meant that it wouldn't be quite as busy. It was the May Day bank holiday weekend after all.
Unusually we decided to go and return the same way. Not like us, we much prefer to have a circular route if possible. However, there was lots to see on this route.
|Beautiful Clapham Village|
|Quirky little building on the path.|
Onwards from the cave, you come to Trow Gill. A stunning ravine created in the ice age. Like a smaller Gordale Scar. You have to scramble up to get out. Huge fun
|The path to Ingleborough. Looking back to see Pendle Hill in the distance.|
Also very hard to photograph. If you look carefully, you can see the snow on this pic of Little Girl on the trig point.
|Ingleborough summit - with the snow fizzling out|
|On top of the world (well on top of Yorkshire at any rate)|
|Tightrope across Trow Gill|
Another grand day out!