Ribblehead Viaduct and Whernside

HTE 2 Ribblehead to Ingleton

WALK A - (11.5 miles)

From Ribblehead we take the track that passes beneath the stunning viaduct of the Settle to Carlisle railway, and along Blue Clay Ridge and Little Dale to cross its beck and the railway line before beginning the ascent of Whernside. We follow the fence line up Slack Hill to Grain Head and turn southernly for the final ascent via Cable Rake to the top. The descent down to Bruntscar Farm is via High Pike, here we join the B Walk on our route to Ingleton.

The B Walk (8 miles) starts at Ribblehead and passes its viaduct before crossing under the railway line for Turf Hill. Here we follow the path first to Winterscales, through Ivescar and along The Scar to Bruntscar Farm.

The two walks join here and our route takes us across Ellerbeck Gill and on to the limestone pavements that are scattered over Scales Moor. The trail across the moor takes us to Blake Bank Moss, Hard Rigg and Ewes Top. We descend from the moor at Twisleton Scar End to Twistleton Hall, here we pick up Oddies Lane and follow it down Meal Bank and on into Ingleton.