|Early spring low cloud and monsoon in the Yorkshire Dales!|
I was happy to suggest postponing the day until under better conditions so as to try avoid a wet and miserable introduction to the hills and potentially putting an abrupt end to peoples interest in getting out into the outdoors, I was also happy to get out and Clynt was still up for it. With Scottish blood flowing through his veins torrential rain and gale force winds are regarded as 'the norm' for Clynt.
Early Sunday morning the two of us drove towards the Yorkshire Dales intending to walk a route to the top of Ingleborough. With the weather deteriorating during the journey, and as there would be no views to enjoy, I decided we would instead head for Pen y Ghent.
Pen y Ghent would enable us to complete a slightly shorter route but would include areas of ascent and descent over a number of terrain surfaces (+ we would miss the tedious, plodding sections around Ingleborough!).
|Clynt heads up the stone steps of Pen y Ghent.|
|Descending in the Spring wind & rain!|
|Fortunately Clynt hadn't come just to enjoy the views!|
|The first time the golfing waterproofs hadn't been used on a 'waste of a good walk'!|
|This is what it occasionally looks like when descending Pen y Ghent.|