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Ingleborough & Simons Fell from Clapham

Ingleborough & Simons Fell from Clapham


Postby ChrisG » Tue May 01, 2012 10:00 am

Hewitts included on this walk: Ingleborough, Simon Fell

Date walked: 30/04/2012

Time taken: 5

Distance: 16.1 km

Ascent: 760m

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Couldn't sleep again so on a dull looking Monday morning Headed off to Clapham about thirty five minutes from my house. Surprisingly when I got there the cloud had lifted leaving me with a sunny day to tackle Ingleborough and Simons Fell. Here Is my route and a few photos.


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Re: Ingleborough & Simons Fell from Clapham

Postby ChrisW » Wed May 02, 2012 4:16 am

Lovely photos of a beautiful part of the world Chris, looks like you had the weather for it too :D
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Re: Ingleborough & Simons Fell from Clapham

Postby ChrisG » Wed May 02, 2012 10:17 am

ChrisW wrote:Lovely photos of a beautiful part of the world Chris, looks like you had the weather for it too :D

Yes It turned out to be a great day, the big hole is Gaping gill a very famous part of yorkshire nearly three hundred feet deep !
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Re: Ingleborough & Simons Fell from Clapham

Postby garyhortop » Wed May 02, 2012 8:19 pm

Some cracking photo's Chris....really liked the ones of the limestone pavements and Gaping Ghyll...last time I saw it like that I was about to abseil down it....or was I heading off to Disapointment Pot or Bar Pot...can't quite remember but.....that was a long time ago!!

Also made me realise what I was missing as I hoped to be spending some time in the dales earlier this week but work has meant that I had to cancel the planned trip...but hope to rectify that soon! :D :thumbup:
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Re: Ingleborough & Simons Fell from Clapham

Postby ChrisG » Wed May 02, 2012 10:32 pm

garyhortop wrote:Some cracking photo's Chris....really liked the ones of the limestone pavements and Gaping Ghyll...last time I saw it like that I was about to abseil down it....or was I heading off to Disapointment Pot or Bar Pot...can't quite remember but.....that was a long time ago!!

Also made me realise what I was missing as I hoped to be spending some time in the dales earlier this week but work has meant that I had to cancel the planned trip...but hope to rectify that soon! :D :thumbup:


Glad you like the pictures, if you like limestone landscapes take a look at my pen y ghent report. I've never been down gaping gill but i,m thinking of doing it in august when the pot hole circus comes to town.
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Re: Ingleborough & Simons Fell from Clapham

Postby JohnJoe » Thu May 03, 2012 12:05 pm

NIce pictures. I did the three peaks the same day and even got a little sun burnt. Never seen Whernside without cloud before :D
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Re: Ingleborough & Simons Fell from Clapham

Postby ChrisG » Thu May 03, 2012 12:41 pm

JohnJoe wrote:NIce pictures. I did the three peaks the same day and even got a little sun burnt. Never seen Whernside without cloud before :D



Well done, I didn't see another person for the full walk, but I did set off before seven as I had work at two :(
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Re: Ingleborough & Simons Fell from Clapham

Postby colgregg » Fri May 04, 2012 6:00 am

What good weather you had. Always a good feeling to set off in mist only for the weather to brighten up, it sort of justifies the decision to take the chance. It's a great walk and far superior to the straight up and down from Ingleton that many opt for. I went last year from Horton, cutting across to Crummack and Trow Gill to show my son Gaping Gill before ending up on Ingleborough.Simon fell doesn't have a lot going for it although the view to Ribblesdale is excellent. Still, it's a Hewitt so it has to be done by those of us who tick off lists.
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Re: Ingleborough & Simons Fell from Clapham

Postby ChrisG » Fri May 04, 2012 10:06 am

colgregg wrote:What good weather you had. Always a good feeling to set off in mist only for the weather to brighten up, it sort of justifies the decision to take the chance. It's a great walk and far superior to the straight up and down from Ingleton that many opt for. I went last year from Horton, cutting across to Crummack and Trow Gill to show my son Gaping Gill before ending up on Ingleborough.Simon fell doesn't have a lot going for it although the view to Ribblesdale is excellent. Still, it's a Hewitt so it has to be done by those of us who tick off lists.


Lists are good :lol:
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Re: Ingleborough & Simons Fell from Clapham

Postby garyhortop » Fri May 04, 2012 6:02 pm

Chris, The pen y ghent report is good too! If you get the chance to do the Gaping Ghyll Circus have a go - you'll be amazed how big it is down there!! Enjoy! :D
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Re: Ingleborough & Simons Fell from Clapham

Postby ChrisG » Sat May 05, 2012 2:17 pm

garyhortop wrote:Chris, The pen y ghent report is good too! If you get the chance to do the Gaping Ghyll Circus have a go - you'll be amazed how big it is down there!! Enjoy! :D


I will, think i,m going to do it august bank holiday, cheers
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