Every now and then a winter day comes along that makes you head for the summits to make the most of the clear views, huge skies and buckets of fresh air. Today was one of these, making the Yorkshire Dales 'big three' seem more special than ever.
Photo: The Whernside Erratics - strange boulders perched on top of the limestone pavement, placed there gently by retreating glaciers. The low winter light today brought out their wrinkles...
Photo: The Howgills as seen from Whernside summit.
Whernside is the big brother of the Yorkshire Three Peaks, a long and splendid ridge of moorland with views to The Lake District and out to sea. It's also a great place to view this little-visited range of hills near Sedbergh.
Photo: Ribblehead Viaduct seen from Whernside summit: An impressive structure that carries the historic Settle to Carlisle railway north through The Dales. It is a memorable feature on our ascent of Whernside from Ribblehead during our Yorkshire 3 Peaks walking holiday run twice yearly.
Photos: late afternoon light on Ingleborough: Perhaps the most shapely of The Three Peaks, this hill has the aura of one much bigger. It is seen here as dusk thinks about approaching and mist gathers around its summit slopes.
Join us to walk the 3 peaks in 3 days based from the Wheatsheaf Inn in Dales village of Ingleton.
Full details our itinerary for May 9-12th and (new dates) October 2-5th can be found HERE