Half day guided walk and talk in the Dales – 3rd Apr 2019

What a difference two days makes. Earlier in the week, sunshine but chilly. Today, I wake up to 2 inches of snow in Ingleton and nearly 6 inches of snow on the hills.

The local passes, Newby head pass in particular, were pretty unsafe. So two of our walkers travelling from slightly further North had to postpone their mornings adventure. The right decision.

So Beccy and I decided that we would continue with the mornings adventure.

9:30 we left Ingleton and drove to Tow Scar road, at the bottom of the Kingsdale. Winter tyres were still on the SAAIG bus, so even thought the road had a good layer of snow, we parked up safe.

By 10:30 we were quite amazed, heading for the old road (Turbury) , that we were in white out conditions.


The Cheese Press stone, an erratic feature deposited by Glacial forces many years ago was somewhere out there. After some quite tricky navigation we found it. Then onwards to some of the impressive cave system entrances to be found on Kingsdale. Rowton, Simpsons, Jingling Pot to name a few,

By this time, it was getting on. Our plan to go to Yourdas Cave was cut short. No, not the long lost brother of Yoda!

A gentle walk down the fell and back to the meandering lane in Kingsdale saw us back at the SAAIG bus, snow rapidly melting in the recently shining sun. 

A great mornings walk, with so much to see. Back in Inglesport Café for a well deserved Coffee and cake by 1pm