Sunday 11th May 2008


Start Point : Swindale Road (NY 529 157)


Distance : 7.4 miles          Height Ascended : 480 metres


Route Map

Today’s walk ‘The Naddle Horseshoe’ closely followed that described by A Wainwright in his ‘Outlying Fells of Lakeland’


Hetty and Martha lead the way to Scalebarrow Knott the first top on today’s walk


A look across to Hugh's Laithes Pike in the middle distance and what will be the last top of today’s walk


Easy walking between Scalebarrow Knott and Harper Hills


A look across to Naddle Forest and a series of 'nameless summits'


The chimney marked on the OS map - all that remains of a previous building


The Naddle Valley


The ground nest of a Pipit complete with four eggs


The brooding hen of the eggs in the previous picture perched on the small rock outcrop (centre of picture)

Probably a Meadow or Rock Pipit


The hazy view southwest from the summit of Hare Shaw includes Harter Fell, High Street and Kidsty Pike on the skyline


Millie takes time out for a self-massage


The first glimpse of Haweswater  on the way to AW's first nameless summit from Hare Shaw

High Street dominates the hazy skyline




A nameless summit (1427’)…………………………………


……………………………..another Naddle Forest nameless summit (1380’)


Martha, Hetty, Millie and a fence


Haweswater Reservoir from the summit of Hugh's Laithes Pike - the dam just visible to the right


Looking across to Bampton Common and Fordingdale Bottom from the summit of Hugh's Laithes Pike


A look back to Hugh's Laithes Pike and a rare glimpse of blue sky


Sedge Warbler


Above Naddle Beck


Naddle Farm and the sign for Swinside