PLEASE NOTE: THIS TRIP HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS
This field trip will provide members with the chance to see one of the most interesting long cairns on the Ingleborough Massif, the potential Neolithic monument on Dudderhouse Hill. It is set in a most dramatic and beautiful position above Crummackdale. This will be followed by a visit to an undated complex enclosure with round houses, other cairns and a cairnfield on High Brae, within the Ingleborough National Nature Reserve, which has been recently surveyed by the Ingleborough Archaeology Group.
The walk is approximately 7 miles. After the initial climb (max. height 400m OD) it is relatively easy going along well used paths, with mostly gates rather than stiles, and occasional rough ground. Well behaved dogs on a lead are allowed.
We will meet at Horton-in-Ribblesdale railway station (SD 803 726) at 10.30am. A train from the Leeds direction (9.17am) arrives at 10.31am, for those who would prefer to use rail. Homeward bound trains are at 16.20pm and 17.48pm (arr. Leeds 17.39pm and 19.08pm respectively). There is a small public carpark in Horton, with loos. Otherwise you can usually park along the road.
You will need a picnic, drink, stout boots and appropriate outer clothing depending on the weather forecast.
If you are coming by train please check the timetable – the above times are correct at the moment but I am not responsible for changes to the timetable, strikes etc!
Please let the Visits Secretary, Yvonne Luke, know if you are intending to come, so we know who to wait for on the day!
Horton in Ribblesdale - map showing carpark and rail station to west.