Day 44 Airton to Horton in Ribblesdale

18th May 2018

Weather: Sunshine, hazy sky. Warm in valley, cool breeze elsewhere.

Sue & Beth (Parkrun friends) arrived by car shortly after I left the hostel, and after suncream faffs all round we were walking along the riverbank by 8:50

A snack of Beth’s banana cake in Malham, a climb up above the cove & “first lunch” at Malham Tarn, a little cool. Sue had brought me a fabulous salad of chicken, quinoa, mange tout, lambs lettuce, tomatoes, avocado. Lovely. There was cake and fruit at second lunch just below Fountain Fell summit. (Where I realised that yesterday’s incorrect identification of hills above Kirkby Lonsdale was really Great Whernside: the hills above Wharfedale)

Skylarks, curlews and Beth identifying flowering plants I wouldn’t have even noticed.

Arrived HIR 17:10, set up tent and we all went to The Crown for a meal. They left 19:00. Lovely company for the day. It will, unfortunately, be a much quieter day tomorrow!

Setting off at Airton Bridge

Just North of Hanliffe


Approaching Malham Cove

On limestone pavement above the cove

Ing Scar

Mountain pansies (spotted by Beth)

Just descending from Fountains Fell

Pen-y-Ghent in background

Another early purple?


Feet dunking in the river after dinner

Author: Walklizard

May your feet stay dry as you walk through the bog. May your face be unblemished as you walk in the sunshine.

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