Well this just gets better.
Our meeting place was the car park in Stainforth, Settle, North Yorkshire, where eleven of us met for a walk to Pen Y Ghent and back through Horton in Ribblesdale. A return meal had been organised by Norma at the Craven Heiffer so after pre ordering our food we set off at 10:15am in glorious sunshine.
As the walk progressed you could see Pen y Ghent one of the famous ‘Three Peaks’ in the distance, but we were in no rush there wasn’t a cloud in site so we just enjoyed the wonderful views. In no time at all we had reached the trail up to the summit and what a site, not being an experienced walker this seemed a bit high, especially when you are not good with heights. The effort was well worth it, the views were magnificent and we had a well deserved cuppa with a spot of lunch.
The journey down was much easier and Brenda suggested we had a detour to Hull Pot, the single largest hole in England. There are usually two waterfalls running but there was only one on this day, it was still very impressive well worth a visit. The pub was looming and after a stop off at The Crown in Horton in Ribblesdale a leisurely walk along the river brought us back into Stainforth at 5:30 pm, bang on time for our meal which was very nice indeed.
A big Thank you goes to Brian for his guidance and map reading, to Brenda for her help on route and to Norma for her organisational skills.
You must try and make it next time, you will have a wonderful day, I know I did, take a look at the pictures in the Gallery section