Thu 10th November 2022
- Mon 14th November 2022
4 nights/3.5 days walking
We love wintery walks and we bring you a mini break to enjoy the best of Yorkshire. We stay in the village of Clapham nestling below Ingleborough.Lets keep walking and connecting all year round!
Dates: Thursday 10th November – Monday 14th November 2022
Guide: Bridget Turnbull
Walking Grade: 3 Goats as we hope to walk up Ingleborough one of the 3 Peaks
Base: The New Inn Hotel, situated in the beautiful conservation village of Clapham in the stunning Yorkshire countryside.
Price: £730 per person for the holiday to include:
- Ensuite accommodation with all breakfast,packed lunches and dinners
- Experienced local guide
- Local transport where needed for walks
- Travel to Clapham
- Drinks at the bar
We are based in the village of Clapham which started life as a place for cave dwellers. It is possible to visit the caves today.As we walk you can also see stone hut circles and other markers from the Iron Age. Clapham is known for its historic charm and old world peace. A perfect place for a quiet outdoor weekend as winter begins to set in.
A local botanist introduced many alpine plant species to the area which may be spotted as we walk.
Our walks are wonderful and varied from the mountain of Ingleborough standing at 723 metres to a spectacular ravine and the highest unbroken waterfall in England.
During your break you will discover this enchanting area.
The walks may change depending on weather and conditions underfoot and at the discretion of the guide.
Although limestone is fast draining and therefore not ‘boggy’, it can be slippery on wet days. Boots with ankle support are highly recommended.
Arrival by 5pm to settle in and have a welcome briefing with your guide at 18.00 pre dinner.
Walk 1 – Ingleborough 10 miles/16km
This is the highest of the Yorkshire Three Peaks at 723m. Walking from our hotel, we will climb up along Clapham beck and past the massive Sink Hole of Gaping Gill before we make for the top. The views from Ingleborough are fantastic with the Dales and its iconic limestone landscapes spread out before us.
Walk 2 – Crummackdale – 10 miles/16km
Today we head east to the picturesque village of Austwick. A gradual ascent takes us up to the limestone escarpment of Moughton Scar at the head of Crummackdale. We cross this amazing feature with its clints and grykes and return via the hamlet of Wharfe in a landscape little altered for centuries.
Please note that the traverse of Moughton Scar will be omitted in very wet weather.
Walk 3 – Ingleton Falls Kingsdale – 9.5 miles/15.2km
Starting in the pretty nearby village of Ingleton, we begin our walk along the famous Ingleton Waterfalls trail. We ascend the western side of Kingsdale, a less visited area of the Dales, other than by cavers. This is wild limestone pavement country with its many sink holes. We drop down into Kingsdale Valley for the return journey. Our route re joins the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail for our return to the village.
There is the opportunity to go into Yordas Cave – please bring a torch for this.
Walk 4 – half day walk – Norber Erratics 6 miles/9.6km
This final morning walk from Clapham is along old drove roads and some rougher tracks. Our destination is the area of glacially deposited rocks known as the Norber Erratics. With luck, you will see the magnificent views down the valley to Austwick.
We aim to be back at the hotel for 2pm at the latest for departure.
If you want to know more about the area through the writings of 3 local women please read this enlightening book..