Tuesday 17th November 2009

 

Start Point : Hawk Bridge (SD 239 920)

                   

Distance : 6.3 miles          Height Ascended : 580 metres

 

Route Map

    

The walk begins (and ends) at Hawk Bridge where there is a small parking area by the entrance to the wooded area known as The Hawk

 

The forest paths are well marked

 

The small footbridge across Appletree Worth Beck - my route turns sharp left here towards the River Lickle

 

Approaching the River Lickle and the first view of todays two main objectives - Caw and Pikes

 

Looking back down the forest track that accompanies the narrow River Lickle

 

White Pike at the head of the forest track

 

Natty Bridge

 

Caw (centred) from Natty Bridge

 

Looking down  the Lickle valley and across the eastern slopes of Caw

 

White Pike from the short climb up to Pikes.

Beyond, Dow Crag is hidden beneath a thick veil of cloud

 

A few patches of sunlight filter through onto the slopes of Harter Fell

 

Caw from Pikes - Black Combe beyond

 

Green Crag and Harter Fell from just below the summit of Caw

 

Violet and Hetty on the run

 

Black Combe from Caw - heavy clouds approaching

 

Towering cumulus above Green Crag and Harter Fell and over Eskdale way

 

Hetty and Violet feel the effects of the strong summit winds on Caw

 

A splash of sunlight hits upper Duddon

 

Harter Fell from the old Caw quarry workings

 

A brighter view across the upper Duddon valley

 

Caw from the walled lane above Stephenson Ground

 

The River Lickle from Water Yeat Bridge