Sunday, 16 February 2014
Trail 100 #23
This is the first time either of us remember climbing Ingleborough (2375ft/724m) from this side. The route from Clapham takes you past Ingleborough Cave (where the beck flows out from under the hill) and Gaping Gill (where it disappears down a huge cavern).
Away from the cold wind this was a beautiful sunny day. But it was bitterly cold on the flat rock covered summit.
Ingleborough is a very popular mountain and there were a lot of people climbing up the route to the top. We returned by a much quieter, indistinct path over Little Ingleborough and across Newby Moss down to the road at the foot of the hill.
Each blade of grass on the top was coated in a sheet of ice making wonderful shapes that sparkled in the bright sunshine.
Starting at the National Park car park in Clapham (SD746692).