Walk Leader- John Clarke

Number walking- 10

Distance- 13 miles

Weather- Clear and sunny


This walk commenced at 09.30 from the pretty North Yorkshire village of Stainforth. Walk leader John Clarke. Number walking 10.

The route took the group north from the village, after an initial fairly steep climb across farmland the ground leveled out on the moorland of Overdale. As the group made its way over Overdale they enjoyed some great morning views of the surrounding area. On passing Churn Milk Hole the group made its way across Fawcett Moor before commencing the climb up the steep south face of Pen Y Ghent. 

Thankfully the early morning mist which had been covering the summit of Pen had cleared by the time the group reached its peak enabling them to enjoy some fantastic all round views of the area.

From the summit the group descended to Hull Pot then picked up The Pennine Way path to Horton. Here the group took lunch overlooking Pen itself.

After lunch the group followed the Pennine Way down into Horton before joining the Ribble Way path. It runs directly alongside the river here and the group enjoyed some fantastic views along it in the early afternoon sunshine. The river was followed to Helwith Bridge where a quite back lane was picked up to Little Stainforth. 

The group took a stop at the stunning Stainforth Force Ribble waterfalls before the final short leg back to the start point.

All in all a fantastic days walking in a beautiful area