Saturday, 18 June 2011

A trot up Ingleborough

After parking up in the farmer's field near Ingleton on Thursday, we decided quite late in the day and despite having had chips and beer for lunch that we simply had to get out for a bit of a trot seeing as the weather was holding out. We headed up to Ingleborough which looks down over the village and were soon cooking in the afternoon sun. But on the top of Ingleborough, the wind was whipping up a frenzy. I was however somehow persuaded to hop on top of the cairn for the obligatory photo shoot - can you tell that I wasn't entirely comfortable?!!
The view however was as stunning as ever
We met a lot of people up there who were doing the 3 Peaks and all  looked weary so late in the day. Rather than make a quick descent, we decided to continue down towards Chapel-le-Dale with great views to Whernside....
... and then up on to the limestone edge from where we had good views back to Ingleborough
 My legs felt tight and heavy all the way around and I was becoming increasingly frustrated at their reluctance to comply with my demands for action. The long run along the edge was hard work although it was lovely to be back on the moorland tracks again. Eventually we reached the end of the scar and dropped back down onto the road
We eventually made it back to the van after 23kms and 800m+, 3h30m - beer time!

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