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Twisleton Scar near Ribblehead

October 29, 2016

Twisleton Scar is a fine area of limestone pavement that is situated on the southern lower slopes of Whernside. Apart from the limestone the views to Ingleborough are excellent.

The Walk

Easy walking, fantastic limestone pavements and far reaching views over two of the Yorkshire Dales “Big 3” characterise this walk above Twisleton Scars. Whernside and Ingleborough were ever present as myself and Mist stretched our legs on the large flat plateau that separates the two peaks, a plateau offering some of the most impressive examples of limestone scenery in the country.

At Ewes Top an array of cairns marked a change of direction for me. As I always prefer keeping to the high ground I decided to follow the sheep tracks that pass along the top of Twisleton Scars first and returning to Chapel le Dale at the foot of the scars. The walking and views of the scars is superb from above and depending how brave you are closer investigation can be made using some of more adventurous sheep tracks


This is a much better walk from Chapel-le -Dale than Ingleton if only because it involves a closer inspection of this attractive hamlet.

Navigation Tips on Twisleton Scar

Almost certainly walking on a limestone pavement is awkward. Particularly in the rain the rock is very slippy. Pick your way through the short grass between the blocks regardless of the route the path suggests.

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