Monday, 17 July 2017

On a Summer day.....

.......we set off for the Yorkshire Dales.

We pointed the Morgan, freshly polished, towards the Trough of Bowland from where we made our way to Slaidburn and on into Yorkshire.
The descent through the Trough of Bowland
Two mediocre pork pies for our little picnic were bought in Settle and we then headed out on the tiny road to Malham.

The surface had been recently relaid and chippings were flying from other vehicles that were ignoring the 20 mph speed limit, plus there was a Council lorry sweeping up the chippings and creating a considerable amount of dust.....not the place for a newly polished Morgan!!

Surprising how many cars have defective speedometers nowadays!!!

However, we found a lovely area where we could have our picnic, enjoying the extensive panorama across a lump of Lancashire, the Cumbrian fells and the beautiful limestone landscape of the Yorkshire Dales.
Our picnic spot with, in the distance, Ingleborough on the left and Pen-y-Ghent on the right.

Towards the west.
We headed back home via Ribblehead, looking once again at the wonderful viaduct carrying the Settle to Carlisle railway, Ingleton, Burton in Lonsdale, Hornby, Littledale, Quernmore and all stations to Poulton-le-Fylde.
Gorgeous! ...and the wife's not bad either!

Looking north from above Littledale towards the Lakeland fells in the haze.

A great run with the Morgan performing beautifully.

1 comment:

  1. It seems as you have had better weather in UK than we have in Sweden.
    However, yesterday was a lovely day when touring 130 Miles with Three Morganfriends WHO did not know The area down here.