7th April -- Settle, Yorkshire Dales
The day started cloudy and damp, but got steadily brighter. From mid-morning it was a beautiful Spring day.

The start of the C walk took a moderately strenuous upward section, all on a good path, following the Pennine Bridleway up the East side of the Ribble valley. After the first mile or so becoming an easy stroll across to Catrigg Force before descending to Stainforth for a refreshment stop, followed by lunch by the Ribble at Stainforth bridge. Finally returning along the Ribble back to Settle.
Ascending from Settle Promising gleam of sun in the Ribble valley
Looking down on Langcliffe
Stop for Coffee Is this a grumpy Yorkshireman?
Looking towards Catrigg Force Descending to the force
Top of Catrigg Force Descent to the bottom
with a nice log to sit on
Entering Stainforth Refreshment break
Below Stainforth bridge and a lunch stop
Stainforth falls

The B walk took a similar circuit to the C, but with the upward section at start of walk extended and taking in the Victoria and Jubilee caves before rejoining up the C route at the splendid waterfalls at Catrigg Force. Returning to Settle via Stainforth and along the Ribble.
On recce - Roger walks on water! All three walks shared this first climb..
After half a mile the Cs followed the Pennine Bridleway while the Bs and As continued climbing up the Dales High Way along the plateau
past Warrendale Knotts and turning North
visiting Victoria cave's smaller neighbour
and on up to Victoria Cave itself
Quad bike shepherding in the valley..
Jubilee caves
Looking towards Ingleborough
Lunch with a view
A cloud-veiled Pen-y-Ghent
Catrigg Force
At the Craven Heifer, Stainforth Stainforth Bridge
Settle's industrial side "A bank where the wild garlic blows.."

Pictures from the A walk
There was cake (of course) Malham Tarn in the distance

And finally...

Photos by Phil Cunningham, John Hodgson, Rick Moxon, Jocelyn Pye and David Whitehurst