Malham and Fountains Fell

A 14.5 mile walk in the Yorkshire Dales. Taking in Malham Tarn, Malham Cove, Malham Moor, Fountains Fell and the Pennine Way.

Thursday 17th September 2020

I struggle to believe that two whole months have now passed since this walk. I really thought I’d have it all written up by now.

This walk was one of my ‘less essential’ options (after the Three Peaks) and yet still inspired by a route from the Walking Englishman. I merely extended it to pay a brief visit to Malham Cove.

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“Inglebugger”

A 15 mile walk in the Yorkshire Dales. Up, over and around Ingleborough – TWICE – in one day!

Wedndesday 16th September 2020

This was the one walk and mountain I’d most been looking forward to during my Yorkshire Dales trip. Another that I could approach directly from the campsite. No need to step in to my car (although it was a useful space in which to store muddy boots and keep the tent relatively clean).

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Yorkshire Dales: September 2020

As you may’ve read elsewhere on social media, I have this weekend returned from spending five days and five days in the Yorkshire Dales. My first proper taste of Northern England and my first getaway for twelve months!

I’d like to share some of the highlights of that week with you now, before writing up the individual walks (all five of them) in more detail at a later date.

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North Nibley and Stinchcombe Hill

Monday 23rd March 2020

This walk finished only a handful of hours before the state of ‘Lockdown’ was thrust upon the UK (even if the government aren’t naming it as such). At the time, it was debatable whether I should be driving forty-five minutes from home to go for a walk; now, it’s clear that I shouldn’t.

This will almost certainly be the last decent walk I’ll have done for many weeks. It was also a chance to discover a few miles of the Cotswold Way that I hadn’t seen before.

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