Sprouts | Saturday 18 December 2021

Walk Leader: Andy Miller
Participants: 12
Mileage: 14 miles
Ascent: 1,700 ft
Walk Report: Andy Miller
Weather: Very cold, freezing fog


We set off from Kettlewell along the Dales Way passing Starbotton and Buckden on the opposite side of the River Wharfe to reach Hubberholme Church where we had our first break of the day.
After our break we took the road to join a footpath just before Stubbing Bridge.This footpath took us past 5 Waterfalls and then continuing uphill to the rear of The White Lion at Cray.  We crossed the road at the front of The White Lion and then crossed some stepping stones over Cray Gill Beck and then uphill to join the Dales Way on the opposite side of the river Wharfe.
We continued on the Dales Way to reach Buckden and then an uphill track to reach an area suitable for our Lunch Break - where we sat in brilliant sunshine looking down at absolutely fantastic views of the mist in the valley bottoms.
After Lunch we took a footpath down to Starbotton and then joined a footpath which took us all the way back to Kettlewell.
Excellent day Excellent Group.

Photos by Lynn Hathaway

Photos by Vera Ostojic

Photos by Christine Stopford