Several of our members enjoyed the Spring Bank Holiday by walking in the Yorkshire Dales and completing one two or three of the three peaks.
Saturday was Pen-y-ghent and setting off from Helwith Bridge at 10.30 we progressed easily up Long Lane and reached the summit at noon. Coming down we all agreed we had time to put a 'loop' on. So over Plover Hill we then turned South East to Hull Pot and Horton Scar. It was a lovely stroll The Ribble Way to reach our cars. We sat enjoying the sunshine and our well deserved drinks at the local hostelry.
Sunday's weather started out much the same with warm sunshine and a light wind. Today Ingleborough was our goal and we started from Clapham. Another Long Lane followed by Long Scar and Simon Fell Breast was a steady climb to the summit. To say it was very windy is an understatement, when we got to Little Ingleborough we had to support each other on the way down to avoid being blown off !! We all ended safely at Gaping Gill and watched the Bradford Potholers taking people into the pothole in their winch. It was then down lovely Trow Gill, past Ingleborough cave and Clapdale Drive to the village. We enjoyed our drinks in the Plough at Wigglesworth on the way home.
We saved the best till last ( author's opinion) and completed Whernside on Monday. We parked at Ribblehead and admired the viaduct before setting off along the railway, Blea Moor sidings and the top of the tunnel. Over Craven Wold and past the lovely tarns we were soon at the summit. Not so windy today and we were able to stop to admire the excellent views of the valleys and peaks on all sides. It was a long steep descent to the Scar and we had a grand vista of the viaduct again. Drinks in the ancient Hill Inn ended the day in true Ramblers' style.
It was an excellent three days of walking in beautiful countryside and excellent weather. Well done to all those who joined us and thanks go to Brian for planning and leading us all. Looking forward already to the next one.