Burnsall – Howgill – Middle Skyrehome – Gill’s Laithe – Troller’s Gill – Appletreewick (often pronounced Aptrick locally) – Kail Lane – Burnsall.
What’s not to like in a walk that passes through places with such enticing names? It was Rosemary who led the Ripon Ramblers yesterday (we’ve firmly signed on the dotted line for membership) and she’d organised not only a splendid walk with varied Dales scenery, but a warm sunny day too. Here are my picture postcards from the day: click on the images you’d like to see enlarged, or to have a slideshow
We crossed over the ancient packhorse bridge at Burnsall to begin our walk.
Then we walked along the River Wharfe past farmland, using the Dalesway path.
Sometimes we had open views.
Here’s the River Wharfe.
And here’s a view across to the hilltops.
A disused ancient limekiln: there are plenty in the area.
Approaching Trollers Gill
Drystone walls still divide the ancient field boundaries.
Northumberland sheep accompanied us along this bluebell-strewn path.
A lonely stunted tree.
Hawthorns on the skyline.
Limestone scree and drystone walls.
A view across the Dales.
… and another….
A view across a drystone wall.
A view glimpsed through the hawthorn blossom.
Back to the River Wharfe again.
Burnsall – our starting and finishing point.