|Moughton - A Circular Walk from Horton-In-Ribblesdale - Sun 31st Aug 2008|
|Starting from the main car park in Horton, turn left then cross the bridge over the River Ribble, immediately pass through the stile on the left and follow the riverbank south along the Ribble Way.|
|After about 1.5km at Cragghill Farm leave the Ribble Way, pass through the farmyard and pick up a track which leads across the railway lines.|
|Still heading south pass the Arcow Quarry
on the right then turn southwest passing through the
hamlet of Foredale. Carry on until a gate is reached
where the road turns sharp right almost doubling back on
itself as it heads up toward a row of cottages further up
Pass through the gate at this point and follow the wall down to a stile passing through another wall, sign posted Newfield.
|The path now skirts around Dry Rigg Quarry - A good view can be obtained if one climbs the spoil heaps which form a ridge around the quarry as the photo shows below..|
|Dry Rigg Quarry
When the quarry is finally exhausted it will be left to form a natural lake which will be in the region of 60m deep, this process using natural rainfall is estimated to take up to up to 13yrs to complete.
|Following the path clockwise around the perimeter of the quarry a stile is reached which leads down to join the road near Newfield House||
|A short walk along the road brings us to the picturesque hamlet of Wharfe with its quaint cottages and grassy lanes.|
|Leaving Wharfe head along the lane
towards Crummack Dale, leave the lane after about half a
kilometer and pick up a track heading up towards Studrigg
Scar and the dry waterfall pictured here.
Following the path to the left, climb above the waterfall on good ground then pass over a stile.
|Head north,north east for approx 1km to
reach the summit of Moughton 427m
Leaving the summit keep heading north,northeast until a wall is reached, follow the wall north for just over 1km until another path is joined heading east,south east back to Horton
|The view as we cross the railway lines at
Horton in Ribblesdale.
A diverse and very interesting circular walk of approx 8miles/13km.