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Ickornshaw to Gargrave

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Aim for the southern edge of the Yorkshire Dales on this section and enjoy the change of scenery as you push northward to Gargrave. 
moderate
Distance 17.8 km
5:00 h
388 m
486 m
384 m
112 m
From Ickornshaw, cross Elslack Moor and enjoy views from the top of Pinhaw Beacon before continuing on to a more relaxing and low-level walk over fields and into Gargrave, the gateway to the Dales. 
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Taylor St John
Update: July 25, 2018
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
384 m
Lowest point
112 m
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Tips and hints

This route is used in the following itineraries:

WESPWS1

WESPWS2

 

WESPW1

WESPW2

WESPW3

WESPW4

WESPW5

Start

Ickornshaw (208 m)
Coordinates:
OS Grid
SD 96515 42898
DD
53.882263, -2.054487
DMS
53°52'56.1"N 2°03'16.2"W
UTM
30U 562151 5970836
w3w 
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Destination

Gargrave

Turn-by-turn directions

These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with our traditional documentation. We have recently embarked on a conversion initiative to bring the two elements together, and this itinerary will be covered in due course.

In the meantime, using the two elements alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem free day.

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Coordinates

OS Grid
SD 96515 42898
DD
53.882263, -2.054487
DMS
53°52'56.1"N 2°03'16.2"W
UTM
30U 562151 5970836
w3w 
///retraced.pools.unsightly
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
17.8 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
388 m
Descent
486 m
Highest point
384 m
Lowest point
112 m

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