498 Norber Erratics

You don't have to be a geologist to wonder what the Norber Erratics are doing up here on a Yorkshire hillside, for these giant boulders are obviously in the wrong place. Twelve thousand years ago there they were up in Crumackdale, minding their own business, when along came a glacier. Half a mile further on it dropped these gritstone boulders, which now perch on limestone plinths, the surrounding rock having been eroded away. It's a fascinating area, set above the Viking village of Austwick and picturesque Clapham at the foot of mighty Ingleborough.

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LOCATION: Six miles west of Settle
START: Clapham signed from A56. Car park & toilets
Grid ref: SD745693 Postcode: LA2 8DT
DISTANCE: 4.5 miles
GRADE: Easy, with a couple of short climbs
TIME: 2.5 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - Yorkshire Dales South Landranger 98
NOTE: Across the fields to Austwick
REFRESHMENTS: Austwick & Clapham
EN ROUTE: Thwaite Lane, Robin Proctor's Scar

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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