We got to Angram, crossed the road and then started to make our way towards where I thought the waterfall was. I think Mel was suspicious of my map reading skills, especially when we couldn't see the path (she's probably got a point). But she needn't have worried, I did know where we were and where we were going, despite the lack of paths, AND I have Gizmo (GPS). My only problem was that we couldn't find the waterfall.
|Looking back towards Thwaite from Angram Lane|
|Lime Kiln near Angram|
|Looking back at Angram and as we go up.|
|The grassy tussock lower left is perfect to sit on for a snack stop.|
|Awwwwww. So cute.|
Mel subbed me.
Coffee'd up and raring to go we set off with renewed vigour, and then immediately stopped at the notice board telling us stuff about Keld, (Did you know it's the highest village in Swaledale?). We stopped again five minutes later to visit the unnamed falls at East Stonesdale.
I say that now, but at the time I was well confused. As mentioned earlier, OS maps can be very ambiguous with names, and these falls could be Catrake Force or even Kisdon Force. But they ain't, Catrake and Kisdon are on the river Swale. Once again Mel knew the area better than me, and put me right. I've visited these falls a few times with Peter, and I've always liked them. It's a shame they don't have a name.
|Toothwort. A parasitic plant without leaves|
|A cracking rock formation on the path around Birk Hill|
|Two waterfalls make up Kisdon Force|
We were chatting away, as women do, enjoying the sights and taking photographs. In fact, we'd been chopsing since we'd met, and perhaps, if we'd been less talkative, I'd have noticed that we'd got back from our diversion onto the wrong path and we were now following the Pennine Way. Not that it mattered, we were still heading for Muker, the sun was out and the valley was lovely spring green. The only downer was the wind. Boy did it blow, and it blew cold.
|I wonder who lived here?|
|Swinner Gill catching the sun.|
|Looking back towards Muker on our way to Thwaite. It's a beautiful day. (But still very cold n windy)|
Thank you Mel, it was a really good day.