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Limestone walking near Feizor

July 18, 2017

There is some lovely limestone pavements and scars above the small hamlet of Feizor. The views across to Pen-y-Ghent are good and the cafe in Feizor is the best around.

The Walk

There is something immensely satisfying about walking on the limestone of the southern Dales. I have probably included a disproportionate number of walks in the Settle region just for this reason. The limestone scars and pavements in the tract of land between Austwick and Stainforth harbours some of its best examples; the light grey rock catching the sunlight wonderfully well on a good day creating a brilliant white appearance.

Furthermore the physical walking on limestone is also a pleasure, broad short grass paths pepper the area making the miles simply disappear. I remarked to Helen that it was a walk that could almost be done with bare feet (sheep poo excepted). Helen really chose this walk as she was keen to sample the pleasures of the tea room so I looked to for some walking near Feizor. The views over to Stainforth and Pen y Ghent are excellent completing a very fitting finale to the 100th walk that I have written about in the Yorkshire Dales.

Recommend

Frustrated by the shortness of the walk, then carry on down to Stainforth Falls or start the walk in Austwick.

Navigation Tips for Walking near Feizor

The path from Feizor leads directly to the main Ribble valley. The left fork just after the high point is easy to miss.

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