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6. Dentdale (a) Dent to Gawthrop circular walk including the 'Ocky' and (b) the Green Lane circular walk

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see page 28 for more pictures of Dent Village and its Church


(a) Dent to Gawthrop circular walk

Illustrate Walk 7 "Dent and Gawthorp" in Jack Keighley's "Walks in Dales Country - Thirty Scenic Walks"

The lovely village of Dent in Dentdale. A gem in a gem!

The lovely village of Dent in Dentdale. A gem in a gem and the moon shining down too!

 

Walking through the fields with their typical 'Dales barn' above Dent.

After climbing up out of the Dent village you walk through several fields with their typical 'Dales barn'.

 

 

On the 'Ocky' the ancient walled green lane above and south of Dent village.

On the 'Ocky' the ancient walled green lane above and south of Dent village. The phrase 'Occupational Road' to give the 'Ocky' its full name refers to the time when the moorland was 'reclaimed or 'occupied' for the first time.

 

 

Near, and below, Combe Scar looking across to the Howgills in the distance.

Near, and below, Combe Scar looking across to the Howgills in the distance.

 

A wide view of Dentdale - beautiful small healthy fields surrounded by gentle rolling hills.

 

The lovely old stone house at Tofts.

The lovely old stone house at Tofts.

 

Further views of the Howgills.

 

Such beautiful and peaceful scenes are great for rambling through.

 

Further walking views across to the Howgill Fells - see walks on pages 26 and page 27

 


(b) Green Lane circular walk from Dent Village

 

There is a nice circular walk from Dent village to the south-east including the section marked on the OS map as the 'Green Lane' illustrated by a few pictures below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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