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




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


St Kentigern’s church Caldbeck