Date: 27th Jun 2009
Stats: 13.0 miles, 2100 feet
Weather: Overcast all day, wet underfoot
Trig Points: 2: TP0143 – Dent, TP0944 – Aye Gill Pike
Wainwrights: N/A
Other Info: Roadside parking at Little Town, no toilets
Summary: Dales Way to Dent and Barth Bridge, Hakra, Roantree, Aye Gill Pike to Black Hill Moss, High Ellershaw Edge back to Dales Way

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A walk of two halves – long flat walk-in, along the Dales Way followed by a high(ish) level ridge walk along Aye Gill Pike. very enjoyable

Aye Gill Pike
The Dales Way at this section is lovely – lots of grass and flower meadows – but makes for wet feet with all the dew this early in the morning

Aye Gill Pike
Looking down the valley towards Dent

Aye Gill Pike
One of the many bridges along the Dales Way

Aye Gill Pike
Some places have stepping stones instead of bridges

Aye Gill Pike
Bridge on the way into Dent

Aye Gill Pike
Field-side paths on the way into Dent

Aye Gill Pike
leaving the Dales Way behind, the path finally turns up onto the moors

Aye Gill Pike
No more stiles and gates, this is open moorland now

Aye Gill Pike
Looking ahead to Aye Gill Pike, the weather is looking rope ahead

Aye Gill Pike
On the way to Aye Gill Pike summit – just one or two wall stiles to cross

Aye Gill Pike
The summit and trig point are just ahead

Aye Gill Pike
The path doesn’t exist for much of this walk – I just follow the wall and the path fades in and out

Aye Gill Pike
This is Little Snaizwold Fell

Aye Gill Pike
No path at all now – I’m navigating by walls

Aye Gill Pike
Heading back to the Dales Way for the final leg

Aye Gill Pike
Crossing some slow moving water with fantastic sculpted stream beds

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