14. A walk from Masongill near Ingleton to the Cheese Press Stone, Marble Steps Pot and the limestone country above Kingsdale
Scenes in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, North Yorkshire
The pictures below illustrate Walk 5 "Marble Steps Pot" in Jack Keighley's "Walks in Dales Country - Thirty Scenic Walks". The photographs were taken on two different occasions - you can tell the difference in the weather from the images of the Cheese Press Stone! Apart from the book the OS map OL2 Explorer is very handy!
We drove to the village of Masongill to do a circular walk incorporating the Cheese Press Stone and Marble Steps Pot. The sign for Westgate Lane where you start the walk and head west across the fields. After walking through many fields from Masongill and Masongill Hall, passing the (ugly) radio station above Mayfield you eventually swing round anti-clockwise and make a detour to see the Cheese Press Stone, Marble Steps Pot and return via Masongill Fell Lane
You first pass south of Masongill House as you head west for Masongill Hall.
The farm at Masongill Hall
As you head south-west to Fell Side and Westgate there are pleasant views to the south.
Looking down Westgate Lane to Westgate farm
You head north-east up Westgate Lane towards the mast of the Radio Station, passing Toby's fold on your left.
At the fork, taking the right towards the Radio Station, there are great views, a seat and guide to what you are looking at.
When you meet the road that heads north into Kingsdale the views become quite grand
First view of Ingleborough from Kingsdale
Looking down the road that heads north through Kingsdale.
Zoom in on Ingleborough
The walls and track of Tow Scar Road
You north-west off the Kingsdale Road and climb up through the limestone to head for the cheese press stone and Turbary Road
The limestone 'buffs' on top of which is the cheese press stone.
Ingleborough and Kingsdale from Low Plain.
The Cheese Press Stone above Ingleton and with brooding Ingleborough in the background (above). These stones are 'fragments' of the magnificent limestone scenery of the Yorkshire Dales.
THE CHEESE PRESS STONE!
These large rocks ('cheese stones') were either deposited by glacial movement and melting-retreat or left after thousands of years of erosion?
Looking towards North End Scar above Masongill.
Looking north-east up the Turbary Road.
The contrasting deep dark hole in the ground of Marble Steps Pot, you need to take a deviation from the south-west end of the Turbary Road
A 'light hole' in the sky when descending down Masongill Fell Lane on the return into Masongill.
Much better weather on our 2nd return to Masongill via the Masongill Fell Lane which heads south-west back to the village.
The signpost points down Tow Scar Road which eventually takes you to West Gate.
Back in Masongill village and its solar panel powered telephone!
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