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Garsdale to Ribblehead

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!

Walk Details

Date: 2013-06-29

Start: Garsdale Station    Finish: Ribblehead Station

Distance: 12.0 mls, 19.31 km

Height Gain: 2100 ft, 640.1 m

Start Time: 07:45    End Time: 12:00

Duration: 04:15

Ave Speed: 2.8 mph

Region: Yorkshire Dales

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

Parking Grid Ref: SD 76542 78969

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Walking with: Alone

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Hills on this Walk

2786 - Great Knoutberry Hill (2205 ft)

3615 - Wold Fell (1834 ft)

3623 - Blea Moor (1755 ft)

Trig Points on this Walk

TP1493 - Blea Moor (Good condition)

TP3461 - Great Knoutberry Hill (Good condition)

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Previous Walk

Walk Name: Whins Brow

Date: 2013-06-25
Distance: 12.3 mls, 19.79 km
Height Gain: 2500 ft, 762.0 m

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Walk Name: Naughtberry Hill

Date: 2013-07-06
Distance: 10.8 mls, 17.38 km
Height Gain: 2100 ft, 640.1 m