Walk Report: Attermire Scar

Date: 11th Apr 2009
Stats: 11.0 miles, 2300 feet
Weather: Warm and mostly sunny, with no wind
Trig Points: 1: TP6033 – Smearsett Scar
Wainwrights: N/A
Other Info: Parking by the road opposite the car park in Stainforth, toilets in the car park
Summary: Stainforth, Stainforth Force, Smearsett Scar, Pot Scar, Feizor Thwaite, Giggleswick Scar, Settle, Attermore Scar, Winskill Stones, Stainforth


Key to symbols:
= Trig Point

I seem to be covering an awful lot of familiar ground recently, this is another walk I’ve done a couple of times, but I really enjoyed it, so decided to do it again as part of my Coast to Coast training regime.

Attermire Scar from Stainforth
Parking on the road opposite the car park, toliets are open even this early – which is always nice.

Attermire Scar from Stainforth
The falls at Stainforth Force – always worth the short diversion from the path

Attermire Scar from Stainforth
Smearsett Scar and Pot Scar, a long limestone ridge with steep climbs at each end – trig point just visible top right

Attermire Scar from Stainforth
Trig point on Smearsett Scar – I have a toughlittle pull ahead – up to the summit

Attermire Scar from Stainforth
Pot Scar from Smearsett Scar summit – a great little ridge walk – my exit is via the dark double crease left of photo

Attermire Scar from Stainforth
Pot Scar

Attermire Scar from Stainforth
Unknown (to me at least) bird on Pot Scar summit cairn

Attermire Scar from Stainforth
Looking back along the scar from Feizor Thwaite

Attermire Scar from Stainforth
Leaving Feizor Thwaite and heading across fields to Giggleswick Scar

Attermire Scar from Stainforth
Looking down the length of Giggleswick Scar

Attermire Scar from Stainforth
The quarry outside Settle

Attermire Scar from Stainforth
The road into Settle – some vandals have a sense of humour round here – “Please d i e carefully”

Attermire Scar from Stainforth
Warrendale Knotts

Attermire Scar from Stainforth
Attermire Scar – a truly spectacular place

Attermire Scar from Stainforth
Pen-y-Ghent in the distance

Attermire Scar from Stainforth
A Lamma Falcon – I had to ask the name of this one – he’s being socialised by his handler.

Attermire Scar from Stainforth
The local caves (Victoria and Jubilee) attract a serious number of visitors and the path gets ridiculously muddy as a result

Attermire Scar from Stainforth
Pen-y-Ghent again

Attermire Scar from Stainforth
Rather arty shot of the stepping stones over Stainforth Beck, in Stainforth

lonewalker

Fell-walker, trig-pointer, peak-bagger, Wainwright-er & Pennine Way author, with a passion for long paths, malt whisky, fast cars & Man City

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