The Howgills and Limestone Trail  


HALT STAGE 11 - Moor Head Lane to Settle


Starting point: Moor Head Lane (SD 825691)
Distance: 6.75 miles
Ascent:
1150'
Date: Thursday 9th August 2012

All of the photographs on these Gallery pages were taken by Derek Cockell when he and his wife Alison helped to test walk the route after it was devised by David and Heather Pitt. The test walk took place during the summer and autumn of 2011 and spring and summer 2012. Please note that all photos in this gallery are copyright of Derek Cockell and are not to be used without express permission.

Route: Arriving at Moor Head Lane (see Stage 10), turn left and walk in a south-westerly direction along the track, which becomes a walled lane. Where the lane meets a road (Goat Lane) turn right and walk downhill into Stainforth. Either walk across Stainforth Beck over the stepping stones, or a short detour through the village and take a rising walled lane (Goat Scar Lane) to its end where a visit can be made to Catrigg Force (left through the gate). After visiting this spectacular waterfall, retrace steps and take the right-hand gate through two fields and turn right on to a stony track leading to a byroad. Turn right and walk along the road until a sharp right-hand bend, where a track is taken on the left leading to Victoria Cave, which may be visited. Continue walking south past Attermire Scar, turning right, passing Warrendale Knotts heading west uphill before dropping down to a track, which leads into Settle and the end of the walk.



HALT Photo Gallery - photo copyright Derek Cockell
Moor Head Lane


HALT Photo Gallery - photo copyright Derek Cockell
Walking down Goat Lane into Stainforth


HALT Photo Gallery - photo copyright Derek Cockell
Catrigg Force is situated in this wooded valley


HALT Photo Gallery - photo copyright Derek Cockell
Stainforth


HALT Photo Gallery - photo copyright Derek Cockell
The stepping stones across ...


HALT Photo Gallery - photo copyright Derek Cockell
... Stainforth BeckThe green at Stainforth Goat Scar Lane can be seen leading to Catrigg Force


HALT Photo Gallery - photo copyright Derek Cockell
The green at Stainforth
Goat Scar Lane can be seen leading to Catrigg Force


HALT Photo Gallery - photo copyright Derek Cockell
Goat Scar Lane


HALT Photo Gallery - photo copyright Derek Cockell
Catrigg Beck


HALT Photo Gallery - photo copyright Derek Cockell
Catrigg Force


HALT Photo Gallery - photo copyright Derek Cockell
Pen-y-ghent seen from the footpath leading away from Catrigg Force


HALT Photo Gallery - photo copyright Derek Cockell
This erratic is perched to the left of the path dumped by ice during the last Ice Age


HALT Photo Gallery - photo copyright Derek Cockell
Ribblesdale comes into view


HALT Photo Gallery - photo copyright Derek Cockell
A limestone cave


HALT Photo Gallery - photo copyright Derek Cockell
Inside the cave (not venturing too far)


HALT Photo Gallery - photo copyright Derek Cockell
Inside out!


HALT Photo Gallery - photo copyright Derek Cockell
The path leading to Victoria Cave


HALT Photo Gallery - photo copyright Derek Cockell
Victoria Cave outside ...


HALT Photo Gallery - photo copyright Derek Cockell
... and inside


HALT Photo Gallery - photo copyright Derek Cockell
Patterns of limestone rock


HALT Photo Gallery - photo copyright Derek Cockell
Warrendale Knotts seen from Victoria Cave


HALT Photo Gallery - photo copyright Derek Cockell
Attermire Scar


HALT Photo Gallery - photo copyright Derek Cockell
Warrendale Knotts


HALT Photo Gallery - photo copyright Derek Cockell
Settle - journey's end


HALT Photo Gallery - photo copyright Derek Cockell
One of Settle's lanes leading to the market place


HALT Photo Gallery - photo copyright Derek Cockell
Settle Station - end of the line! (well, at least the Howgills and Limestone Trail)


HALT Photo Gallery - photo copyright Derek Cockell
Colourful display


HALT Photo Gallery - photo copyright Derek Cockell
The station and footbridge


HALT Photo Gallery - photo copyright Derek Cockell
The waiting room ...


HALT Photo Gallery - photo copyright Derek Cockell
... where a kind stranger takes a photograph of the HALT test walkers
(Photograph courtesy David Pitt)

 


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