March 6 -- Kettlewell, Yorkshire Dales
The C walk was led (and photographed) by Mike Higgins. Their route headed south from Kettlewell climbing over the ridge separating the valleys of the Wharf and the Skirfare.
"Ready for my closeup now Mr Higgins... "
Crossing the River Skirfare at Hawkswick
A long line of lunch
Snowdrops by the river
Spring fever...
The 12th century church at Arncliffe
Climbing up out of Arncliffe
Gathering energy for the final push to the top
Kettlewell in the distance

The B- group took the low level footpath to Starbottom.
After a brief look at the village,
Rats! -- too early!
they cross the River Wharfe and climbed up to Moor End Fell,
getting spectacular views over Wharfedale.
I'm only a woman David
Looking southwards down Wharfdale
Over the top of Moor End Fell
It's not a hole it's a Bellpot
One for the caption competition...
Moving across Old Cote Moor to Littondale,
Descending to the village of Arncliff, the original setting for 'Emmerdale'. Here the 12 C (Rebuilt in 1500) Norman church of St Oswald provided some interest and a brief stop.
These folk are at rest...
...these have still some way to go!
That'll teach you to laugh at me!

The final stretch took the group through the meadows of the River Skirfare to Hawswick, and the final climb , back over to Wharfedale and and a waiting 'Racehorse'.

Mrs Livingstone(s)
Nearly there
Going our way?

Roger's B+ walk headed north out of Kettlewell over Cam Head
and on to Buckden Pike
Coming down
into Wharfedale
Have we lost someone?
and back along the low level path from Starbottom to Kettlewell

Clive led the A walk on an adventurous circuit over Whernside and Buckden Pike and back along Wharfdale via Starbottom
And todays destination in 13 miles
And..they're off...
Follow this Man and youll go up in the world
Up up and away
Calendar girls (and guys)
Climbing away from Hag Dyke
Near the top now
A Party takes a breather
Sitting down again!
What tooky ya
Fantastic Vistas
Rough Stuff
Buckden Pike
Waiting for the others
Excitement mounts as we turn back towards the pub
It's all downhill from here
Taking in the rays
A well deserved Pint
Ahhh, landlord

It is an ancient Mariner,
And he stoppeth one of three.
'By thy short grey beard and glittering eye,
Now wherefore stopp'st thou me?...'

... snoozing on the coach -- night night!

Photos by Mike Higgins, Diana Young, Bob Jackson, Derek Hesketh and David Whitehurst