Stainforth, Catrigg Force and Warrendale Knotts

Route info Medium
Distance  8 miles (approx)
Time  5hr 30mins
Low Point 150m (approx)
High Point 440m (approx)
Height gain 290m (approx)
Terrain Roads, tracks, scrambling
Bogs Minimal
Dogs Ok (on leads in places)
Cow count 10+
Enjoyment rating (5 = best) ★★★★

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Health stats Approx
Steps taken 16,000
*Calories burned – 10 st – 140 lbs 921 cals
*Calories burned – 18 st – 252 lbs 1,658 cals

*Calories burned uses this calculator and is worked out as though we are walking ‘level’.  If inclines were added it should be higher.


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Route description

Today I met up with Matt from MyPennines for a walk with plenty of things to see along the way.  First up was Catrigg Force, a spectacular waterfall just a short way detour from the Pennine Bridleway near Stainforth.  Next stop was Jubilee Cave, where we stopped and had lunch – and then we went on to Victoria Cave about 500m south.  Matt then went off to look for Attermire Cave while I had a break, because I wasn’t in finest form.

We scrambled up Warrendale Knotts and then descended towards Settle, into Langcliffe.  We then crossed the Ribble at a weir and followed the river up to Stainforth Force.  I pretty much collapsed here and just chilled out while Matt took some photos.

This is an EXCELLENT walk, even though it didn’t feel like it at the time.  I can’t wait to go back and do it again.

On this route

Stainforth, Pennine Bridleway, Catrigg Force, Upper Winskill, Jubilee Cave, Victoria Cave, Warrendale Knotts, Langliffe, River Ribble, Stainforth Force.