Dales Daunder

As some readers will be aware, TGO Challenge legend, Alan Sloman, arranges a pre-TGOC walk every year as a warm up to the Challenge itself. Covid interrupted these for a couple of years, but things have now got back to normal, so the Daunder as it is known was revived. There’s not much of a story to tell, so I’ll just post some pictures. This year we went to the Yorkshire Dales starting at Dent then walking to Ingleton via Whernside. On the second day we walked back to Dent via Ingleborough.

Day 1: Dent to Ingleton via Whernside (19.7km, 669m ascent)

Second breakfast at Dent and a late start

Picturesque Dent

Walking up from Dent

View north on the ascent of Whernside

Whernside Tarns

Ingleborough from Whernside

Sink hole on Whernside

Lambs near Ingleton

Day 2: Ingleton to Dent via Ingleborough (25.8km, 1,041 ascent)

Ingleton

Path up to Ingleborough

Whernside from the top of Ingleborough

Looking back to Ingleborough

Pot hole on western side of Ingleborough

Winterscales Beck

Ribblehead Viaduct

More lambs

Little Dale

Waterfall near Greensett Craggs

A last look at Ingleborough

All in all a fine trip. The second day was quite taxing, but enjoyable. We were lucky with with the weather althought there was a strong cold wind, which is why we skipped a wild camp. It’s a long time since I’ve walked in the Yorkshire Dales. I think I’ll go back and do a bit more exploring.

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