Monday, December 04, 2017

NNAS Silver Award - Swaledale

NNAS Silver navigation skills course
Grinton, Swaledale, Yorkshire Dales
December 2017

3 days hillwalking around Grinton, taking in Grinton Moor, Harkerside Moor, High Harker Hill and Fremington Edge, with some stunning sunsets!

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Friday, December 01, 2017

Cleasby Hill, Hoove & Peat Moor Hill

Cleasby Hill (511m), Hoove (553m) & Peat Moor Hill (522m)
Arkengarthdale, Yorkshire Dales

2-day NNAS Gold Training course, based at the Bridge Inn last Grinton.

We explored the remote and lonely moorland fells of Cleasby Hill, Hoove and Peat Moor Hill, high above Arkengarthdale in the northern Yorkshire Dales.

We started from Whaw, and headed up onto Cleasby Hill, which doesn't have much going for it apart from far-reaching views; it is a gently rising domed hill covered in heather and bog. We then descended into the nearby ravine of Faggergill, scarred by disused lead mines where there is also an excellent shooters' hut. From Faggergill, we headed up to reach the Fryingpan Stone (outcrop of rock), then on passing the little-visited Hoove Tarn (marshy bog) before reaching the Trig Point on Hoove at sunset. We then navigated off in the dark back to Whaw.

Day two, and we went to Langthwaite, then headed up onto Peat Moor Hill and navigated to various locations (Windegg Vein, Stony Poping, New Dam etc) before heading back down.

Another two great days in the Yorkshire Dales...