On Saturday 20th November ten walkers set off from the Game Cock Inn in Austwick for a circular walk via Wharfe and Feizor. The drizzle soon stopped as we headed down Townhead Lane and Crummack Lane.
Soon after we arrived at the clapper bridge which allowed us to cross Austwick Beck. Here we had a short refreshment stop by the beck whilst being eagerly watched by a hungry robin. Thereafter it was not long before we arrived at the hamlet of Wharfe where a family of buzzards and a great Spotted Woodpecker greeted us.
The views on route included those of Robin Proctor’s Scar, the Norber Erratics and Moughton Scar. Heading out of Wharfe along the road we passed the houses of White House and Far End before taking the bridle way to Feizor which should have provided good views of both Ingleborough and Penyghent. As we sat and had our lunch the latter was visible as the low cloud came and went. We were soon on our way again and as we passed the Tearooms in Feizor, with the weather deteriorating we took the public bridleway to Austwick leaving behind Pot Scar and Smearset Scar. Flascoe Bridge, another clapper bridge, alongside the ford over Austwick Beck was soon crossed on our route back into Austwick. A very enjoyable 6.3 mile circular walk which has alternative footpaths available for variation.