We are nearing the end of our stay at Brigholme Farm CL, every year when I plan our travels Lynnie says she doesn’t want to spend too long in Settle. “A week will do” is her normal comment. I always book for a bit longer and on a few occasions we have extended our stay after arriving. This stay will have been for eleven nights; I could easily stay another eleven but tomorrow we need to be moving south.
My walk today is a variation on a walk I have done many times over the years. From Brigholme Farm CL I turn right and soon cross Penny Bridge over the Ribble. I turn right to go under the railway bridge. At the crossroads I go straight over into Ingfield Lane.
Up until a couple of years ago our good friend Maurice lived in this road. As I pass his old house the dogs both make a detour up his driveway. It is amazing that they still remember this as a house where they are likely to get a biscuit! At the bottom of the road I fork right around the new retirement housing complex. In a few hundred yards we reach Brockhole Lane on the right.
We often walk along this lane, known locally as Watery Lane. Usually, apart from the odd section, it is dry under foot.
At the end of the lane I go through a gate and at a crossing of paths close to a modern barn, turn left to follow the lane steadily uphill to Lodge Farm. Going through the farm gate I turn left and at a fork in the track take the right option.
I then go through a gate and walk along the track by a plantation and then at a second gate follow the walled track.
At another gate we keep straight ahead keeping Black’s Plantation on our right. At the junction of Mitchell Lane and Lambert Lane I turn right to follow Lambert Lane. This is a cracking dry stone wall-lined track with stunning views.
On reaching a tarmac road, High Hill Lane, I turn right and then after a couple of hundred yards turn left into Stockdale Lane. As the lane bends I leave it by crossing the ladder stile in front and continuing on towards Sugar Loaf Hill, on my left is an old limekiln.
After crossing Sugar Loaf Hill I am heading to Attermire Scar, this is one of my favourite views in the Dales.
At the crossing of paths I continue straight on to walk, with Attermire Scare looming above me. This is wonderful place to walk and I have the place to myself as I head to Victoria Cave.
After passing the cave I go through a gate and then turn left to join a track and go through another gate to head downhill through pasture. This section is the route that I walked yesterday on my return to Settle. At the bottom of the field I go through another gate and briefly join the road and then follow the Pennine Bridleway back towards Settle.
I stay on the Pennine Bridleway below Blua Crags and then head downhill into Settle via Constitution Hill. From the market square I head back to Brigholme Farm CL. My walk has covered seven and a half miles, I will miss these walks when we move on tomorrow, but I am sure that we will be back in this area before too long.
To follow our walk you will need Ordnance Survey Outdoor Leisure Map OL2 Yorkshire Dales – Southern & Western.
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