7 miles and approx. 500 feet of ascent. A few stiles.
We start in Clapham and will meet at the entrance to the car park at 10.00 (Grid reference SD 745692). This is a pay-and-display car park with toilets but you may be able to park for free on the road outside it.
We follow a stony, walled track (there are two short tunnels near the start of it) and then go across fields and along a path below the Norber. We will stop here for coffee and those who wish to can make a short detour to visit the geological phenomenon known as the Norber Erratics (boulders mainly of silurian slate which were deposited on this limestone shelf as glaciers retreated at the end of the last Ice Age). The walk continues below a limestone edge (Nappa Scars) to a lane which takes us into Crummack Dale. From there we follow a walled track to the hamlet of Wharfe, stopping for lunch by a stream on the way. We briefly join the road before turning off on another walled track to Austwick which we walk through and then follow field paths back to Clapham.
Please let Annik know by 8.00 pm on Friday 15th April (07773-581622) if you wish to come. Numbers will be restricted to 15.