Friday 9th October 2009
Start Point : A6 layby (NY 553 062)
Distance : 5.4 miles Height Ascended : 390 metres
High House Bank (OF) and Crookdale Beck.
The Robin Hood / Lord's Seat ridge extends left to right towards the top of Sleddale Fell (Grey Crag)
Crookdale Beck and Whatshaw Common (OF) from
Looking down Borrowdale from the bridleway leading to Bretherdale
Borrowdale - Whinash to the left and the Whinfell ridge to the right
In 2006 a Public Enquiry rejected government plans to build the Whinash Wind Farm here.
The development would have seen the erection 27 turbines, each 377ft tall.
Whinash - the ridge between Borrowdale and Bretherdale was the proposed site for the windfarm
A hazy sun percolates through the high cloud over Borrowdale
Looking down on Bretherdale Head from the
Bretherdale Head and the distant
Violet finds a perch and surveys the scenery
Orange or Yellow Pholiota (?)
Approaching the lower end of the
Breasthigh Beck adjacent to the path is lined with birch, alder and rowan and is a riot of autumn colours
Derelict barns at Bretherdale Head
Derelict barn / farmhouse
Ruined insides of one of the derelict barns – nature is quick to regain a foothold
Old stone-bridge across Bretherdale Beck
Whinash (long may it remain this way)
Parrocks, another once fine farmhouse in delightful surroundings
Looking back down Bretherdale to the distant Howgills
Yet another ruined farm building near the head of Bretherdale Beck
The head of Bretherdale........................
.......where the path becomes a little indistinct but it is just a matter of continuing up
the featureless moorland keeping Crookdale Crag to the left