Sunday 14th September 2008

 

Start Point : Blindcrake village (NY 148 348)

                   

Distance : 3.0 miles          Height Ascended : 145 metres

 

Route Map 1

 

 

Gate leading to open fell – unimpeded passage now restored since AW wrote his Clints Crags chapter

in the The Outlying Fells of Lakeland (no gymnastics training required!!)

 

Overlooking the village of Blindcrake towards the coastal plain and the Solway Firth

 

Looking back to the summit of Clints Crags after making a very hasty traverse

due to the cows making what I thought was a more than friendly approach

 

Looking towards the northern end of Bassenthwaite Lake and the Skiddaw massif (left) from the limestone escarpmant of Clints Crags

 

The view north includes Criffel across the Solway Firth

 

The environs of Thackray Cottage - now a ruin

 

Looking east to Binsey and the western Northern Fells

 

The search for Willie White's Well abandoned due to another friendly (?) gathering barring the way

 

The return route passes through pleasant parkland

PS all the gates open………

 

The small disused quarry below Clints Crags

 

Skiddaw et al

 

Another view of Skiddaw taken from the drive across to Caldbeck and signs that the weather may be changing

 

Sunday 14th September 2008

 

Start Point : Caldbeck village car park (NY 323 399)

                   

Distance : 4.5 miles          Height Ascended : 200 metres

 

Route Map 2

 

 

The Northern Fells from the summit of Faulds Brow – skies now becoming increasingly overcast

 

Whelpo Bridge

 

Whelpo Beck............................

 

……………….....and a chance for Hetty to get her feet wet

 

The ‘falls on Whelpo Beck

 

Caldbeck

 

John Peel's grave at St Kentigern's Church in Caldbeck

 

St Kentigern’s church Caldbeck