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10th June 2007: A ride to Twisleton Scar and Chapel-le-Dale
We departed from Denny Beck making our way up the Lune valley along the old railway.
Joined the A road to take us to tollgate then onto the Wray road.
At Wray we had cakes and conversations, then set off heading to Wennington, shortly after that turning North-East up the long climb up to Bull Common.
The descent was swift (James !!) and following the river Greta soon arrived at Ingleton. A left turn down the very steep slope and across the Greta bridge turning immediately right to begin the struggle up Meal Bank.
A further half mile then left through the gated road to Scar End onto the track leading over eventually to Kingsdale. The bridleway up to Twisleton Scar End is on the north side a few hundred yards up the rocky track.
It begins quite steep and with the mid-day sun doing its worst, some were suffering. A lunch stop was called for just before the switch back in the bridleway nearing the plateue. Shade was sought and after half an hour we were all fit to go.
A short walk up through a crevice between the rocks opened out onto the 'flat' limestone pavement above the Scar. Trickey going across the rock slabs and the well worn track gave panoramic views of what must be the most dramatic side of Ingleborough and a mile or so further the Ribblehead Viaduct was noticed up the valley.
After Blake Bank Moss we decended using the bridleway track down to Chapel-le-Dale. Taking the quieter road (although very busy at this time with trippers cars littering the narrow lane) we made back to Ingleton and visited the Cafe above the outdoor shop (cyclists using the bike park at the rear of the narrow alley).
Basically retraced or way back to Halton after an interesting and very warm ride.
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