Today is Mick’s Birthday. Happy Birthday Michael!
It was raining on and off so we decided to venture out in the van and decide on a walk if the weather improved.
We left Hawes and headed for Horton in Ribblesdale, the starting point for climbing Pen-y-Ghent and doing the Three Peaks Challenge, a circular 25 mile route that begins and ends at the Pen-y-Ghent Cafe (where you clock in and clock out to verify your time) and takes in the summits of Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. We were not going to be taking on the challenge but had sorted out a walk from Horton in Ribblesdale along the Ribble River.
On the way, we passed by the Ribblehead Viaduct (again!) but when we arrived in Horton in Ribblesdale it was still raining rather hard so continued to our next stop for a walk at Stainforth.
The weather had improved slightly so we ventured out to walk to some waterfalls called the Stainforth Force, which we found and continued to follow the Ribble River for a further mile and a half before being able to cross the river and head back to Stainforth.
We continued our journey to Settle as we wanted to find a country pub for a hearty Sunday roast. We passed through settle and headed towards Ingleton and found a great pub in Austwick, The Game Cock, where we had a super Sunday roast with all the trimmings washed down with Wainright beer! We headed back to Hawes and settled down for the evening to play cards and listen to the pouring rain!