12 hours in the Yorkshire Dales – and 12 miles hiked

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The route

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My type-written journal of the family’s 1992 trip to England, with mentions of both Ribblehead and Dentdaleย  –ย  and Rachel’s famous fall into the river Ribble. It’s a pity the accompanying photos are still in the U.S

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But the cloud cover dissipated and we got some wonderful skies throughout the rest of the day

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Lunch was at the remains of the only building we came across on the trail

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Dentdale opened up before us . . .

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. . . and we headed down into the valley, me sliding down the hillsides on my bottom where it became too steep for walking!

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Crazily angled stile

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Pink hillside – a mixture of rosebay willow herb and early heather

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Once down the really steep section and into the tiny hamlet of Cowgill we had to climbed back up out of the valley to Dent station where we boarded the train home.

1 Comment

  1. Looks a lovely walk. The Dales are amazing for stunning scenery, big skies and wildflower meadows. ๐Ÿ™‚

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