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Pen-y-ghent again.

Pen-y-ghent again.


Postby martin.h » Mon Feb 09, 2015 11:26 pm

Hewitts included on this walk: Pen-y-ghent

Date walked: 01/02/2015

Time taken: 4.5

Distance: 15 km

Ascent: 538m

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First time out in the hills for us in 2015, and its a repeat of our penultimate trip of 2014, Pen-y-Ghent again but reversing the way we went round in November.
We had a nice cold, crisp, outing and, although I was harbouring a bit of a hangover from the night before after celebrating 56 years on this earth,( I never learn), we manged to do the round from Helwith Bridge and back in reasonable time.
There was a bit of snow around but a lot of it had been scoured off the hillsides by the wind and blown into sheltered areas against the walls, the higher we got though, the more there was.
There were plenty of people about to-day all enjoying the weather and making the most of it.
Another one of those fine, great to be out, days. Here's hoping its the trend for 2015.
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Fountains Fell from the lane leading from Helwith Bridge to Pen-y-ghent, its a nice gentle gradient and further on it joins the Pennine way at Churn Milk Hole just before the steep pull onto the summit.

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Zoomed Fountains Fell, it looks nice with the snow on it.

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The pull onto the summit, no snow at all here but you could see the action of the wind where it had blown all trace of snow off the hillside.

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A very wide shot looking towards Ingleborough and Whernside.

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The sun was welcome as there was a chilly breeze on the summit.

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Towards Whernside and Dentdale.

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Ingleborough.

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A nice clear day.

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Fingerpost, it should say Ingleborough.

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Distant Howgills, there looks to be a bit more snow on those hills.

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Zoomed Whernside.

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Pen-y-ghent from the river bank footpath on the way back to Helwith Bridge.
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Re: Pen-y-ghent again.

Postby mrssanta » Sat Feb 21, 2015 6:02 pm

some lovely pictures there. I always think the Howgills look like pillows. Even more so with snow on them
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Re: Pen-y-ghent again.

Postby martin.h » Sat Feb 21, 2015 8:03 pm

mrssanta wrote: I always think the Howgills look like pillows. Even more so with snow on them


Hi mrssanta, yes they do look like pillows, or maybe marshmallows. If you look at the next photo in the sequence, the one of Whernside, I noticed what looks like evidence of an ancient landslide on the left of the main hill, the snow seems to highlight it.
Thanks for reading.
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Re: Pen-y-ghent again.

Postby colgregg » Sun Feb 22, 2015 10:24 am

PYG is always a nice walk. Some good pics there, to.
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