2018 08 25 Ribblehead Rumble

Ribblehead Viaduct


Bridge End Cottage Cowgill
Ingleborough & The Ribble Watershed
Up & Away By Hang Glider
Norman & Verity From Sedburgh In Langstroth Dale

Photos by Pete


For various reasons, injury, illness and unavailability, only three walkers set out on the Rumble, Norman, Verity from Sedburgh and myself.

Starting from Ribblehead on a beautiful day with a slight hint of Autumn in the air, we made good progress by the Viaduct and onto Blea Moor, passing scores of leisurely walkers heading for Whernside.
Striding out over Blea Moor Tunnel, (one & half miles long) the impressive views where opening up.
Dropping down to Dent Head at the opposite end of the tunnel, we continued up the road to Newby Head and across the Hawes Road onto the Moors and watershed of the River Ribble.
Having our refreshment stop at 11am on the Moor, we steadily climbed up to the High Cam Road and over into the headwater region of Wharfdale.
Across the top of the Moor with wonderful views, to meet the road down to Outershaw and reaching the valley bottom we turned right and headed up the beautiful Langstroth Valley back to meet the Cam High Road again.
Part way up the valley we had lunch at a Gallery & Wild Life Centre, which provide hot drinks & flapjack.
On reaching the High Road, we had more magnificent vies of the Three Peaks, back down the valley we had just walked and dropping back down the other side towards Ribblehead again, through to the Lakeland Fells.
On reaching beyond Gearstones along the road we took a left turn through the fields and back to the start at Gauber Guest House.
Leader Pendle Pete.