A wonderful walk to discover the Norber Erratics

Combine a day’s walking in the fresh air, stunning scenery, the warmth of sunshine on my face, a touch of physical geography, and the fabulous company of friends and I could not be happier. Here in the Yorkshire Dales we are blessed with dramatic landscapes, none more so than our recent day out to the Norber Erratics near Austwick.

footpath sign

The Norber Erratics are a group of glacial erratic boulders perched on the the hillside above Austwick, on the southern slopes of Ingleborough in the Yorkshire Dales. Dark gritstone boulders stand on limestone pedestals. It is thought that the boulders were probably deposited by melting ice sheets at the end of the last ice age – some 12,000 years ago, amazing!

norber erratics

We parked in the village of Austwick and enjoyed walking up to the Erratics and taking in the stunning scenery. It truly was a day to blow the cobwebs away and enjoy time in the great outdoors. We loved it and would highly recommend a visit to explore the Norber Erratics, and if you have a little more time to walk through beautiful Crummackdale too.

Here are a few more photographs from our day out.

yorkshire dales view


yorkshire dales

footpath sign


family day out


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