Friday 9th October 2009


Start Point : A6 layby (NY 553 062)

Distance : 5.4 miles Height Ascended : 390 metres


Route Map

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 Crookdale Bridge


Huck's Bridge




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 top of Breasthigh Road


Bretherdale Head and the distant Pennines


Violet finds a perch and surveys the scenery


Orange or Yellow Pholiota (?)


Approaching the lower end of the Breasthigh Road and Bretherdale Head


Breasthigh Beck adjacent to the path is lined with birch, alder and rowan and is a riot of autumn colours


Breasthigh Beck............................


.......and again


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