ROAD CLOSURE – HORTON IN RIBBLESDALE – CLARIFICATION

For those of our readers who are visitors to Ribblesdale, please be aware that the B6479 is closed to all traffic at the southerly of the two road bridges near The Crown, in Horton in Ribblesdale. The closure is posted for the remainder of November and to 2nd December. As the initial signs at Bridge End, Settle and the B6479/ B6255 junction at Ribblehead stated simply that the road was…

INCIDENT 72/2022  (same day) 19.35 PEN Y GHENT, HORTON IN RIBBLESDALE, NORTH YORKSHIRE – LOCAL INCIDENT

Swaledale MRT passed on a request from North Yorkshire Police to investigate the sighting, by someone in Horton in Ribblesdale, of ‘large pieces of blue material’ at the side of the path on Pen y ghent. The observer, using binoculars, believed that he may be seeing a crashed hang-glider. A local team member joined him but could not identify what he was looking at. A team Land Rover took two…

INCIDENT 69/2022  AUG. 27th SAT. 16.41 HORTON MOOR, HORTON IN RIBBLESDALE, NORTH YORKSHIRE – MOUNTAIN INCIDENT

A walker (m, 32) was reported to have sustained an ankle injury at a location believed to be almost at the top of Horton Scar Lane (a.k.a. ‘The Vicarage Track’ or ‘The Hull Pot Track’) from Horton in Ribblesdale. It seemed that this incident would be a simple pickup by a small team in a Land Rover but, as a precaution, the vehicle from Clapham was backed up by another,…

INCIDENT 46/2022 JUN 25th SAT. 14,38 RIBBLE WAY PATH, SOUTH OF HORTON IN RIBBLESDALE, NORTH YORKSHIRE – MOUNTAIN INCIDENT

A walker (m) tripped on the riverside path near Horton Wastewater Treatment Works, sustaining a suspected hip injury. A passer-by called for an ambulance and his companions made him as comfortable as possible, while waiting. YAS called CRO for assistance and after the YAS paramedic had immobilised the casualty and administered pain relief, team members carried him to a waiting road ambulance. Volunteer hours: 25