Horton in Ribblesdale, Yorkshire Dales and Appleby, Cumbria Week 44 8th March 2012
There was a time when I would have chosen the Jaguar XK150.

But not any more. Tardis is good!

Just stopped for supplies at the supermarket in Settle.

The Pennine Way from Horton-in-Ribblesdale on the way to the west face of Pen-y-Ghent.
Hunt Pot.

If only we had a rope .....

Not as cavernous as Gaping Gill but a noteworthy pot.
Not far away is Hull Pot.

Harder to get inside, the water drains away through the gravel in the bottom.

Pen-y-Ghent as we turned round after our short walk.

Just to whet the appetite.

We did another couple of walks, including a round trip over Pen-y-Ghent, but had an accident with the camera and lost the photos (including the camera).

Ingleborough from the flanks of Pen-y-Ghent.
Campsite in Horton in Ribblesdale.

Basically a car park with a loo and a shower. For a couple of hundred tents if they'd happened to turn up.

Horton-in-Ribblesdale station.

Its on the Settle to Carlisle line. The one that has the highest station in England and the Ribblehead Viaduct.

So we went for a train ride.

But before that we took a photo of the church in Horton (with, of cours, Pen-y-Ghent in the background).
The train was crowded. A special offer for Leeds to Carlisle and Leeds to Blackpool.

Our little bit of a few stops was as expensive as the special, and a lack of window seats.

But not to worry. The windows were dirty anyway. We have some photos but a bit murky.

We stopped at Appleby in Cumbria.

A couple of hours before the return train.

Sandstone instead of limestone for St Lawrence's Church.

And the inside.
Appleby is a market town. It used to be the county seat for Cumbria.
More sandstone in one of the local hotels.
There are two posts like this. One at either end of the main street.

They show the limits of the market.

A nice place to build a shed.

Also to photograph the sandstone bedding planes which are a bit haphazard.

The street along the riverside is aptly called "The Sands".

The castle at Appleby is sadly closed. A bit of a tiff between the owner and English Heritage over planning approvals.

One of those episodes where planning permission was agreed through all the many layers of government but failed at the last hurdle. The locals seem to think the owner could have handled it a bit differently.

Nevertheless, despite it appearing on all the literature as an attraction all we could see was the vituperative sign on the gate.

So instead we photographed these working semaphore signals at the station.

And the footbridge we stood on to take the photo of the signals.
Back at Horton.

There are steam trains on weekends but really too hard to find out about without internet access and a bit of planning.

We probably needed to base ourselves in Settle or even further out.

But after all that. A nice trip over the moors.

But don't expect any "clickety-click" from the trains, the track has been welded.

Malham, Yorkshire Dales Week 45 16th March 2012

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