Feizor 08-01-2017 – Leader Gill

Feizor 08-01-2017 –  Leader Gill

12 hardy walkers met in the fog (the visibility was less than 100m let alone the 1000m required for the phenomenon to be defined as fog) and set off up the road from the tea rooms to the top of the rise where I pointed out Pen-y-ghent in the distance. Of course, no one could see it, but I believe I was trusted! At this point we were struggling to see the stiles, or even the walls with the stiles in them.

We followed the side of Wharfe Wood, and wended our way to Wharfe where we picked up the Dales High Way (a long distance route from 100 miles from Saltaire to Appleby) for a short distance. We struck off across fields past Studrigg Scar to our banana break between two walls. It certainly wasn’t worth stopping for the view, as we still couldn’t see much, which was a shame, as the view of Moughton Scars as you go up the valley is impressive on a clear day.

The fog cleared to mist and the views opened up as we headed south down Crummack Dale, with Norber erratics to our right. We made a short detour to see these misplaced rocks more closely, then headed into Austwick.

From there, we picked up the Pennine Bridle Way (another long distance route 205 miles long and opened by Martin Clunes in 2012), before again crossing fields (and climbing stiles) to Feizor where a convenient stream provided excellent boot cleaning opportunities.

7 miles, 125 feet of ascent (all 25 stiles) and a brilliant lunch for 14 (as Ursula and Jean – without crutches – joined us) at Elaine’s. What could be finer?

Apologies from the walk leader for the lack of photos…..she forgot! And, in case you think the walk leader can’t count, Ann was behind her when the bridge shot was taken!

NB. We pronounced the village as Fizor all day, but I’ve found some evidence that it may be Fayzor.

(Write up Gill, pics Gill)

Slideshow below, but if you wish to see a static view of the pics all in one go, then click here.


  1. Rosemary

    The walk was divided into two parts -the first where we could see very little and the remainder when the visibility cleared and we discovered we were walking in some lovely scenery of the Yorkshire Dales. Well done Gill for navigating in some testing conditions. It was good to see Jean again when we all had a late lunch at Elaine’s Tea Rooms. A good day out!

  2. Well done, Gill, on a splendid walk report full of informative links and – more particularly – for putting it all on our site yourself! Definitely an A* student.

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