21st Oct - Pyg and a Salmon

 21st October 2017 - A Pyg and a Salmon



Once we got over the car parking predicament we set forth, leaving the village of Stainforth in the Yorkshire Dales, to head for Pen-y-ghent, from today’s welsh language meaning Hill on the Border or Hill of the Winds.  Take your pick!!  Uphill out of Stainforth and stepping precariously through a short stretch of muddy moorland and track we were soon climbing the southern flank and not too long before reaching the top.  It would be quite unusual to be on the top of Pen-y-ghent and not meet anyone else.  Today was no exception. However, the wind (living up to its name) was too cold for any poor soul so after a quick break, and a photo shoot, we descended via the Pennine Way  to Horton in Ribblesdale and on to the railway station.  Before climbing too high (towards Ingleborough) we bared left towards Austwick/Feizor before our decent to Little Stainforth and the river Ribble to watch the Salmon o’leaping.  Oh, boy can they leap.  

Wendy Leete