Walk Report: Ingleborough & Park Fell

Date: 14th Feb 2009
Stats: 11.0 miles, 2200 feet
Weather: Mostly cloudy, very cold and windy on the tops
Trig Points: 2: TP4102 – Ingleborough, TP5306 – Park Fell
Yorks Top 30: 2: Ingleborough, Simon Fell
Other Info: Free parking by the Ribblehead Viaduct, serviced by Tea Van, but no toilets
Summary: Ribblehead, Winter Scales, Bruntscar, Ellerbeck, Chapel-le-Dale, Ingleborough, Simon Fell, Park Fell, Ribblehead

Key to symbols: = Trig Point     = Yorkshire Top 30 Lots of snow on the tops, but generally clear lower down made for a great mixed bag of terrain today. Could have probably done with crampons on the climb to Ingleborough, but just about do-able without them. Ingleborough and Park Fell Leaving the car park, heading for the path below Whernside Ingleborough and Park Fell Crossing the railway – Ingleborough ever present ahead of us Ingleborough and Park Fell The path passes a number of farms along the way Ingleborough and Park Fell And some lovely limestone outcrops – with the big man in the background of course Ingleborough and Park Fell The whole of the Ingleborough ridge, including Simon Fell and Park Fell Ingleborough and Park Fell Nice even walk in for today Ingleborough and Park Fell Walls heading up to Whernside Ingleborough and Park Fell Snowy lanes on the way to Chapel-le-Dale Ingleborough and Park Fell The church at Chapel-le-Dale Ingleborough and Park Fell Following to faint path to Ingleborough Ingleborough and Park Fell Looking back to Whernside across the limestone pavement Ingleborough and Park Fell Ingleborough ahead Ingleborough and Park Fell The steep, snowy ascent to the lower slope of Ingleborough – these folk tell us it’s do-able without crampons Ingleborough and Park Fell Very deep snow in places, but we can kick the steps in and it’s great fun Ingleborough and Park Fell Climbing higher Ingleborough and Park Fell Reached the summit -very windy and very cold Ingleborough and Park Fell Am I dreaming? Or is that bloke in shorts!? What a nutter Ingleborough and Park Fell Treacherous descent from Ingleborough – foot placing is key – and taking your time. Ingleborough and Park Fell Heading across to Simon Fell – snow drifts to the top of the walls Ingleborough and Park Fell The snow drifts make wall crossings a doddle though Ingleborough and Park Fell Its very deep in places Ingleborough and Park Fell Back down to the lane Ingleborough and Park Fell And crossing the railway again – the weather has closed in since we left.

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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