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Gordale Scar and Parsons Pulpit

An early start to catch the best weather of the day. Glorious skies, clouding over towards the end, but warm and sunny mostly, with good breeze on tops. Finally got round to doing the scramble out the back of Gordale Scar and really enjoyed it. Rough walking for most of the day, with lots of walls to climb, but none of them were tricky. The best view of Malham Tarn is from summit of Great Close Hill, a TUMP 4 just off route. Great day.

Walk Details

Date: 2015-07-25

Start: Gordale Bridge    Finish: Gordale Bridge

Distance: 13.1 mls, 21.08 km

Height Gain: 2100 ft, 640.1 m

Start Time: 07:10    End Time: 12:50

Duration: 05:40

Ave Speed: 2.3 mph

Region: Yorkshire Dales

Route Description: Gordale Scar, New Close, Mastiles Lane, Lee Gate High Pasture, Proctor High Mark, Lee Gate High Mark, Parsons Pulpit, Middle House, Great Close Hill, Water Sinks, Watlowes, Sheriff Hill, Cawden Flats Barn, Gordale Bridge

Parking Grid Ref: SD 91273 63446

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Walking with: Chris Pilgrim

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Hills on this Walk

3625 - Proctor High Mark (1742 ft)

3622 - Parson's Pulpit (1765 ft)

16358 - Great Close Hill (1526 ft)

Trig Points on this Walk

TP5320 - Parsons Pulpit (Converted condition)

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Date: 2015-07-18
Distance: 10.9 mls, 17.54 km
Height Gain: 500 ft, 152.4 m

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Date: 2015-09-01
Distance: 12.4 mls, 19.96 km
Height Gain: 1900 ft, 579.1 m