Settle down lads! It’s only caves and waterfalls…

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Aug 14
2022

10 people attending

10 places left

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£12.50
Event booking closes on Aug 14 at 09:00:00
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The walk is approximately 9-miles long through mixed terrain including a couple of steep uphill climbs. It can be quite uneven and rocky underfoot in places.

Join Mike and OutdoorLads for a 9-mile circular walk from Settle to Stainforth in North Yorkshire. We will start our journey through the quaint market town centre before an uphill ascent via the Dales Highway, with spectacular views of the surrounding countryside and town below.

Our route will then take us through Attermire Scar; here we will pass the larger Victoria Cave and smaller Jubilee Cave, carved into the limestone cliff. Victoria cave was discovered in 1837 during the reign of Queen Victoria, hence the name. It is considered an important archaeological site due to the discovery of animal bones up to 130,000 years old! There was also the discovery of 11,000-year-old tools and artefacts, providing the first evidence of human settlement in the area.

On our descent into Stainforth we will pass Catrigg Force, a waterfall cascading over a deep gorge. The beautiful village of Stainforth awaits; we will stop for lunch here after crossing some stepping stones over Stainforth Beck. After lunch, we will pass another waterfall, Stainforth Force, before taking a gentle stroll along the bank of the River Ribble leading us all the way back to Settle. There will be an opportunity to stop for a drink at one of the local establishments in Settle at the end of the walk.

All photos taken by walk leader, Michael Rhodes.

 

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Drystone wall and limestone scar
Drystone wall and view of hill
Walled enclosures in Yorkshire with stormy sky
Remote upland scene in Yorkshire Dales
Drystone wall crossing
Bridge and River Ribble sign
waterfall
stepping stones
waterfall
cave
Drystone wall and limestone scar
Drystone wall and view of hill
Walled enclosures in Yorkshire with stormy sky
Remote upland scene in Yorkshire Dales
Drystone wall crossing
Bridge and River Ribble sign
waterfall
stepping stones
waterfall
cave

Location

54.067029409172, -2.2804795766711