Today I fancied a walk. I arrived on time, and waited the inevitable 30 minutes for two of my siblings to arrive. It was darn chilly and forecast snow (yey snow!) but we got lovely sunshine for most of the way around. Some walk details:
- Souce: THREE PEAKS Walking Country – Paul Hannon
- Distance: 6.75 miles
- Start: Settle
This walk had everything, beautiful views, scrambles up hillsides to see caves and looming crags. The instructions were better than some, with some lovely commands that we couldn’t help but laugh at!
The map was alright, but this route was last updated in 1995, so we took everything with a pinch of salt. There had been some walls taken out and gates removed, but the sign posts were good and obvious. Definitely less lost time than normal!
Some high points was Cattrig Force, a gem of a waterfall hidden in the middle of an unassuming patch of trees half way around. We stopped here for our dinner…can’t walk without sandwiches!
A well used path took you down inside the small valley to the bottom of the falls (excuse the blown out photo – I haven’t quite worked my camera out yet). A while further along and we were given the order “On a clear day pause here to appraise Lakeland’s Coniston Fells.” We obeyed after checking it was still clear.
There were indeed spectacular views over Ingleborough and Pen-y-ghent. A little further along were the caves – Jubilee and Victoria. Victoria Cave was pretty cool, but we missed the path up and I had to do a bit of iffy scrambling…I could just have walked back a bit, but hey ho….
Totally worth it : )
After here it was a pretty clear and easy path back down into Settle, and well earned fish and chips on the way home!