Monthly Archives: July 2013

Clapham to Austwick via Norber

Find out more about Clapham village here  http://www.claphamyorkshire.co.uk/ The two tunnels were made by the Farrer family of Ingleborough Hall to enable them to walk directly into their ‘back garden’, the area of woods known as the nature trail (see walk 18). The third tunnel was used as a service entrance to the Hall. As […]

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Clapham Village to Ingleborough Cave

Clapham village (click here to find out more about the village itself http://www.claphamyorkshire.co.uk/) The Nature Trail The Nature trail was set up by the Ingleborough Estate to commemorate Reginald Farrer a botanist and seed collector. The woods are home to many of the new species of rhododendrons, shrubs and alpine plants that he collected in […]

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Malham Circuit

Malham Cove is a curved crag of carboniferous limestone formed after the last ice age. It once had a waterfall bigger than Niagara Falls. It is 80 metres high and 300 metres wide and last had water flowing over it in the 19th Century. In his book ‘The Water Babies’ Charles Kingsley tells the story […]

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Watersinks to Tarn House

Malham Tarn is a glacial lake and at 377 metres it is the highest lake in England, and one of only eight upland alkaline lakes in Europe. Its geology, flora and fauna have led to it being listed under a number of conservation designations. The site is currently owned by the National Trust, who lease […]

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Tarn Moss Boardwalk

Malham Tarn is a glacial lake and at 377 metres it is the highest lake in England, and one of only eight upland alkaline lakes in Europe. Its geology, flora and fauna have led to it being listed under a number of conservation designations. The site is currently owned by the National Trust, who lease […]

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Settle Circular via Victoria Cave and Attermire Scar

Fantastic views of Ribblesdale the valley you are walking in and Ingleborough and Pen-y-ghent, two of Yorkshire’s 3 peaks. Victoria Cave was first excavated in Victorian times. Plenty of animal bones were found including hippos, narrow nosed rhinos, elephants and a spotted hyena, these all date back to a time when the climate was much […]

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Stainforth Circular via Catrigg Force

Stainforth Village itself is situated on a terrace away from the river, on the banks of Stainforth Beck (stream). The seventeenth century packhorse bridge over the main River Ribble (reached over the main road and down to Little Stainforth) shows the village’s former importance as a stopping point on the packhorse route through the dales between […]

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