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The Ingleton Waterfalls Trail - Saturday 9th June 2018

The Ingleton Waterfalls               Trail









On a warm sunny Saturday a party of 8 of us set out for Ingleton to explore this very scenic area of the Yorkshire Dales. The journey to the start of the walk took us about an hour and an half from Stockport  and entrance to the Trail is £6 per head but includes the car park.
The footpaths are all well maintained and there are ample directions and points of interest along the route. Although the walk is listed as moderate there are steps to be climbed at each fall to the next level and plenty of time is required to view the magnificent waterfalls, local scenery and occasionally rest the weary legs. 
Half way round we stopped to enjoy a picnic lunch in the sun before making our way back to the start point. Everyone enjoyed the walk immensely but we were all glad to reach the teashop at the end and appreciate a cup of tea and cake.










Lathkill Dale Derbyshire - Saturday 12th May 2018

Our route started at Over Haddon above Lathkill Dale near Bakewell and I remember thinking, as we descended the steep road to the bottom of the Dale, that at the end of the walk this hill would be the sting in the tale.

The walk along the dale was beautiful with the sparkling water to our left. The path starts as a very well constructed track but as we got deeper and deeper into the dale the track became more rugged and the feeling of walking in the bottom of a steep sided valley was more intense. There are caves on the way and one was explored by two of the younger group members!

To reach the head of the dale the route was really quite challenging for some of us and required care by all. Eventually we were at the top of the cliffs and began our walk back. The views were such a contrast to the earlier ones. These gave the wonderful feeling of expansiveness that is so precious to urban dwellers. It was a D of E weekend and it was great to see cheerful groups of young people out in the …