A Circular Walk to the North of Stainforth

Leader - Allan Aspden
7 November 1999
Meeting Place - Stainforth Car Park

 North Craven 
 Heritage Trust 
A circular four and a half mile walk to the north of Stainforth was planned with delightful views of the area with autumn mist and mellowness! Well, the large party did witness the mist in abundance, but it did remain fine.

The walk followed Stainforth beck until its convergence with Tongue Gill then climbed steeply to the right of the gill noting the impressive waterfall below. The path then crossed Great Catrigg Pasture with several interesting stone walls and stiles to climb. On meeting the road we turned left for about three quarters of a mile to Sannat Hall farm. Moor Head Lane was then followed and was mainly enclosed by walls until the Ribble way was met about a mile along.

The downhill stretch soon took us below the mist and fine views of Upper Ribblesdale and Smearsett suddenly unfolded. There was little time to ‘stand and stare’ due to limited daylight, but Stainforth was reached in good time. A.A.

Stainforth Stepping Stones Maureen Ellis

Stainforth Stepping Stones Maureen Ellis