28-Apr-2018 -- We reached this confluence point during our hike from Zurich via Paris to Carlisle.
On day #51 of our hike, we walked from Steeton to Kettlewell (40 km). At noon time we reached the beautiful town Skipton where we had a lunch break at the food stands on the Saturday market.
When we left Skipton to the north setting course on the confluence point, we met Winston – an English hiker who turned out to have the same direction as we had. So we commonly reached the Embsay Moor Reservoir (1200 m from the CP). He joined us even when we left the bridle way and waded through the moor – here named Barden Moor.
The confluence point is located 200 m above the reservoir in the high moor, but nevertheless in a local depression with standing water between the tussocks. It is right in the center of it – so wet feet are guaranteed. The area is totally treeless, such that the wind and rain can perfectly reach your face. The ground has a thick layer of moss and reed-like grass - evidence that it’s wet most of the time here.
After the visit, we didn’t go back. Instead we simply continued our walk northwards. It was a great hiking experience walking through the peatland. Nevertheless, we were happy to reach the Inn in Cracoe, where we could dry our shoes at their fireplace.
CP Visit Details:
- Distance from Skipton: 3.5 km
- Distance from a road: 1200 m
- Distance from a track: 400 m
- Time to hike to the CP from the reservoir: 30 minutes
- Time at the CP: 1:32 PM
- Measured height: 405 m
- Minimal distance according to GPS: 0 m
- Position accuracy: 4 m
- Topography: slightly hilly
- Vegetation: moss, reed, grass
- Weather: overcast 9° C (felt temperature)
- Given Name: The Winston Moor Confluence