SUNDAY 12TH OCTOBER 2014: STAKE MOSS
Take a brisk walk across the top of Wharfedale to follow the Roman road down into Wensleydale.
Start: Causeway Moss Road Junction 12.10
Finish: Bainbridge approx. 15.40
Distance/Grading: 7 miles / Moderate
TRAVEL: Outward: Bus 800 from Leeds (09.50), Horsforth (10.10), Guiseley (10.22), Ilkley (10.45) and Grassington (11.35).
Return: Bus 800 to Grassington, Ilkley and Leeds for onward connections.
Walk Leader: Jim
Just the job after a wedding on Friday and family party on Saturday! I just needed to get out and enjoy a brisk walk after all that high living.
Gilbert Lane at the start of the walk
Eight of us got off the bus at Causeway Moss Road Junction not far from Buckden but the bus took the strain of the climb so we only had a bit of additional uphill on Gilbert Lane before we reached the summit of Stake Moss. Then we had a steady tramp along very clearly marked track to Busk Lane from where we were soon steadily descending along Carpley Green Road and into Bainbridge which is clearly still resting on its laurels after the early July successful hosting of the Grand Départ of the Tour de France.
Buckden Pike from Stake Moss
Typical Yorkshire Dales View between Wharfedale and Wensleydale
Our Track on a lovely October Sunday
We leave the main byway and head towards Carpley Green
Sheep on a Wall
Descending into Wensleydale
Carpley Green Farm and Addlebrough Ridge
Askrigg in Wensleydale
Beyond the two stone walls are the earthworks of Virosidum (Roman Town)
Dry Stone Wall Wensleydale Style
Baa Baa Black Sheep
Descending into Bainbridge
Bainbridge Welcomed Le Tour
The Rose and Crown, Bainbridge – no time to visit as our bus was due!