From: Garsdale Station To: Ribblehead StationDistance: 12.0 mls, 19.31 kmHeight Gain: 2100 ft, 640.1 m
Parking at: SD 76542 78969
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Route Description: Garsdale Station, Coal Road, Cote Wold Cairn, Cowgill Head, Widdale Tarns, Great Knoutberry Hill, Swineley Cowm, Wold Fell, Mossy Bottom, Blea Moor, Little Dale, Bleamoor Sidings, Ribblehead Station
Start Time: 07:45 End Time: 12:00 Duration: 04:15
Ave Speed: 2.8 mph
Region: Yorkshire Dales
Notes: Another walk using the Settle-Carlisle railway as a means of doing a linear walk. A repeat of a walk done a couple of years ago with just a couple of tweaks to make it very different. Some interesting new scenery on Widdale Fell and a different ascent of Blea Moor. Great day, albeit a little windy and chill on the tops, but sunny at times with grey cloud cover otherwise. Recent rain meant a sloppy crossing of Shaking Moss on Cowgill Head, but still an improvement on the Coal Road. A tedious finish, struggling against the flow of hundreds of 3 Peakers ascending Whernside - the ones I passed after the first hundred or so - I'm not miserable, I just got fed up of saying 'hello' all the time!
Walking with: Alone
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