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23 June, Tripsdale, led by Harry Whitehouse

Never lose touch with the person ahead or the person behind

gpx track     walkers: 18   Distance: 9.4 miles      Total ascent: 1674ft 

Back marker: M Woodhouse   Extra pics by Wayne Dosdale, Gillian Cook, Peter Bettany and Kirsten Berg

 



 


 



 

 


 


Pics below by Wayne Doisdale
Pics below by Gillian Cook


 

Pics below by Peter Bettany
Pics below by Kirsten Berg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PRE-WALK INFO: (If supplied) Walk leader's description of start point/general information about route.

This walk is an introduction to the features of one of the national park's most interesting, yet little-visited and little-known dales.  We will visit the massive Ship Stone, with its 19th Century inscription by an adventurous schoolmaster, the ruins of a cottage once occupied by the dale's only known resident, pre-historic defensive earthworks, remembrances of two of Yorkshire's most revered outdoor writers, and a Joseph Foord water race, still in service 250 years after it was built.

Please note that the route will involve crossing Tripsdale Ford (see picture below, but the water level is now even lower), heather-clad open access land, and bracken that will no doubt have sprung up again since I trod it down.

 

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