Pre-Xmas Weekend: Ling Gill and Calf Holes.

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Ling Gill.

The forecast for the Sunday was, if anything, even worse than it had been for the day before. However, some of us were itching to get out, and so, when TBH revealed that she had left her trekking poles behind whilst out on a walk the day before, we decided to go out to look for them. We started by heading up onto the moors of Cam End then turned south on the Pennine Way, heading for the impressive gorge of Ling Gill.

We met a lady walking her dog who told us that she walks that path every day and that we were the first people she had met for months. It’s a very quiet corner of the world!

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Looking across Ling Gill to Ingleborough.

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Calf Holes.

At Calf Holes a stream disappears into a yawning pothole.

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TBH had been here with the boys the day before and this was where she thought she had left her poles. There was no sign of them, but it later transpired that some of our friends had picked them up here later in the day, so she will eventually get them back.

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TBH wasn’t overly concerned about her poles and, whilst Andy and I faffed about taking photos, took the opportunity to tuck in to her pack-up.

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Brow Gill Beck

The stream which pours into Calf Holes emerges downstream at Brow Gill Cave and then flows briefly underground again at God’s Bridge.

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God’s Bridge.

We’d been this same way on our previous outing, but that had been in the dark, this time we managed to get back to the lodge almost before it got completely dark. In the end, the weather had been much kinder than we had been led to expect with hardly any rain and not too much wind – it had been a good decision to get out.

The next day, when we were packing up and leaving, the sky was pure blue, the sun shone and we were too busy to take advantage of it. Not to worry, it had been a highly enjoyable weekend, as always and a great start to our yuletide celebrations.

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Pre-Xmas Weekend: Ling Gill and Calf Holes.

12 thoughts on “Pre-Xmas Weekend: Ling Gill and Calf Holes.

    1. beatingthebounds says:

      It’s a definite feature of the Yorkshire Dales – there’s a lot of limestone here and streams frequently disappear and reappear along their length. We’d seen a couple of other examples the day before. It is a beautiful landscape – even better if you get some beautiful weather to go with it!

  1. I didn’t know it was called Calf Holes. Whatever it’s called it was a very impressive spot and well worth a walk to for its own sake. Considering how grim it was first thing, it was a really good walk.

    1. beatingthebounds says:

      We did surprisingly well didn’t we? I think there’s lots more to explore in that area, so looking forward to going back.

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