||11th Apr 2009
||11.0 miles, 2300 feet
||Warm and mostly sunny, with no wind
||1: TP6033 – Smearsett Scar
||Parking by the road opposite the car park in Stainforth, toilets in the car park
||Stainforth, Stainforth Force, Smearsett Scar, Pot Scar, Feizor Thwaite, Giggleswick Scar, Settle, Attermore Scar, Winskill Stones, Stainforth
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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.
Parking on the road opposite the car park, toliets are open even this early – which is always nice.
The falls at Stainforth Force – always worth the short diversion from the path
Smearsett Scar and Pot Scar, a long limestone ridge with steep climbs at each end – trig point just visible top right
Trig point on Smearsett Scar – I have a toughlittle pull ahead – up to the summit
Pot Scar from Smearsett Scar summit – a great little ridge walk – my exit is via the dark double crease left of photo
Unknown (to me at least) bird on Pot Scar summit cairn
Looking back along the scar from Feizor Thwaite
Leaving Feizor Thwaite and heading across fields to Giggleswick Scar
Looking down the length of Giggleswick Scar
The quarry outside Settle
The road into Settle – some vandals have a sense of humour round here – “Please d i e carefully”
Attermire Scar – a truly spectacular place
Pen-y-Ghent in the distance
A Lamma Falcon – I had to ask the name of this one – he’s being socialised by his handler.
The local caves (Victoria and Jubilee) attract a serious number of visitors and the path gets ridiculously muddy as a result