Had a nice day out today with Carol, 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.
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
When we reached the plateau we headed for the cross shelter, it was blowing a hoolie with frozen rain and snow, we didn't stop long
Ribblehead Viaduct just right of centre, Grays venue for the last cold weather bivvy meet
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
Long Lane, they weren't kidding either
A lovely day out