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

 

Haweswater

 

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