"A warmer winter than average" forecast The Met Office, but day after day the temperature stayed resolutely below freezing. So, as we plodded up Ribblesdale with mountains glistening quite alpine, we did wonder - is climate change just a lot of hot air?
LOCATION: Six miles north of Settle
START: Horton in Ribblesdale car park on B6479, toilets.
Grid ref: SD807727 Postcode: BD240HF
DISTANCE: 9 miles
TIME: 5 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - Yorkshire Dales South Landranger 98
REFRESHMENTS: Crown Inn or pack a flask
EN ROUTE: Pennine Way, Ribble, Sulber Nick, Alum Pot
This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News