|Langstrothdale & Horse Head Moor - Sun 21st Oct 2007|
|It was good to be back in the Yorkshire
Dales after what seemed like ages - I had not been out
walking with my good friend Gerry since July and so we
had arranged to meet at Yockenthwaite in Langstrothdale
for one of our short strolls!
It was a perfect autumn day, the sun was burning off the scattered mist patches in the valley bottoms as it quickly rose. The layer of frost that had covered the ground half an hour ago had all but vanished.
|Top Farm - Yockenthwaite|
|Our route takes us over the bridge you see here in the top picture to follow the Dales Way and the River Wharfe west as far as Beckermonds then following the single track road to High Greenfield Knott, where we gain the ridge and walk back via the high ground to Horse Head Moor and back down to Yockenthwaite.|
|Looking east from Top farm - Yockenthwaite|
|We cross back to the south bank of the river via Deepdale Bridge.|
|Splendid views as we trace the route of the River Wharfe upstream.|
|We are now near the start of this great
river, there are two main sources that form the River
Wharfe - Green Field Beck at Beckermonds and Oughtershaw
Beck a little further north. It is from here that the
river starts its journey south east to join the River
Ouse near Cawood, N.Yorks. around 97 km away.
Alas we leave the River Wharfe at Beckermonds and keep heading west up Langstrothdale following Green Field Beck via a single track road.
|We reach Low Green Field as the sign
Have no fear walkers are allowed to pass
|After a further kilometer or so we reach
this point, just short short of our planned route.
Gerry thought it might be a good idea to go OFF PISTE and follow the wall on up to the top.
WORKED A TREAT!
|Once we eventually reached the top of High Green Field Knott we had to enlist the help of three bears and a sheep (Tetley Allen & Grizly & Shaun) plus three sticks to locate the actual summit of the fell, oh and I nearly forgot - a GPS too!|
|After a very very long walk along the
ridge we finally arrive at the trig point at Horse Head.
Gerry insisted on a group photo!
I AM DEFINATELY LOSING IT!
|Photo by Gerry|
|All downhill from Horse Head back to
A very enjoyable walk, made even more enjoyable by the Tea Rooms behind the pub in Buckden!
Distance 13.5 miles