The coach ramble on Sunday 3rd April will leave from Arundel Gate (junction with Howard St) at 8.00 am. We will be going to Ingleton and on to start walks at Chapel-le-Dale returning to Ingleton for the coach to depart at 6.00 pm. There will be an A and a B walk (see below) but it is also possible for those who prefer to do something less or more challenging to do alternative walks from Chapel-le-Dale or Ingleton providing you are back on the coach before 6.00pm. There is a 4 1/2 mile Waterfall Walk which is reportedly an attractive walk though the charge for this is £6.
Ingleton has 3 pubs serving food on Sunday afternoons and several cafes some of which will be open after 4.30. There is also a Fish and Chip shop (eat in or take out) open to 6.00pm.
There are a few places remaining on the coach so please email email@example.com or phone or text 07711353310 if you would like a place or have queries about the walk
A Walk 11-12 miles
Leaders David Hogg and Liz Savage
The A walk will go up to Brunstscar from Chapel-le-Dale and from there take a fairly steep ascent which is rough under foot up Whernside. Whernside while not the most iconic peak in the Dales is the highest at 736 m and affords good views of both Ingleborough and Pen-y-Ghent . We will then continue along the ridge descending gradually on good slab bed paths to Bleamoor Sidings and Winterscales. There should also be good views of the railway viaduct at Ribblehead the inspiration for if not then the location of Jericho. From here we will return to Ingleton via Ivescar, Bruntscar(again) and Ellerbeck and along a path above Twistleton Scar. This path passes shakeholes, standing stones and limestone pavements. It is possible then to complete the return to Ingleborough via the Beezley Falls path but as the charge for this is £6 with no concessions or reductions for only doing 1/2 of the trail I imagine most people will continue along paths and road to Ingleton.
B Walk 9 miles
Leaders Cynthia and Barry Ashton
The B walk begins in Chapel-le-Dale where St Leonards churchyard is the final resting place of over 200 workers who died during the building of Ribblehead Viaduct. We proceed in a northerly direction on a lane and then fields towards Winterscales with good views of the 24 arches of the viaduct. There is a short climb up a bank to reach a bridle way which takes us in a southerly direction along the lower edge of Whernside. The route continues across moorland with some boggy sections (not impassible), dotted with sheep and views of Ingleborough to our left.We pass standing stones to our right before reaching Ewes Top(aptly named with several Ewes grazing there). The next 1/2 mile may be slightly difficult for some people because we are walking on uneven limestone before we zigzag down on a grassy path to Scar End passing Beezley Falls to join Oddies Lane into Ingleton.