I tell porkies. Or as Tonto said "white man speak with forked tongue"
So, instead of staying around Settle for a local walk it was off along the Ribble Way and then the Dales High Way route to Ingleborough, followed by the ridge walk along Simon Fell and Park Fell finishing up at Ribblehead some 16 miles later. Glorious day to be out. Hardly saw a soul for the first 2 or so hours, then a fair number of folks going up/coming down to/from Ingleborough along the main Horton path. Quiet walk along the ridge path before the throngs at Ribblehead.
Some pics to have a peek at.
River Ribble looking quite low
The old bridge at Stainforth Force
Looking down to the path split - Humphrey Bottom and Chapel le Dale is over the edge to the left and straight down, the ridge path (clearly seen) branches off to the right and is signed too.
The green sign shows the ridge route to the right .... just keep on going all the way along, right at the edge ....
Turn around and have a look at where you have come from ...
From Simon Fell the path drops down sharply before climbing steadily up Park Fell - just keep that wall on your right hand side.
Another look back at Ingleborough
and the view down to Ribblehead
Follow the wall (on your right) all the way over Park Fell and eventually you see the way down to Colt Park. Today it was dry and a quick (and safe) descent followed. If it's wet - take care!! There are a couple of places where it may be better to hop over the broken down wall and walk between the wall and a fence.
At the bottom have a peek at the descent
Pleasant walk now, past Colt park and then down the limestone track, over a cattle grid (look left for a view of an almost intact, old limestone kiln), over the railway, past the houses and onto the road. Left for Ribblehead and after a few hundred yards is the lay by mentioned by Hillhiker. Just about 4 miles to the lay by from the summit of Ingleborough and a good half a mile saving on going all the way back to Ribblehead.
A view you won't see (taken from the platform at Ribblehead station), but it pretty much shows the ridge route, from right to left, Ingleborough, Simon Fell and Park Fell.
Now, where to go tomorrow?