Thursday 16th April 2009


Start Point : Wath Bridge (NY 031 144)


Distance : 5.5 miles          Height Ascended : 470 metres


Route Map 1



The River Ehen at Wath Bridge – the start of today’s walk


Wath Bridge


Looking back to Cleator Moor as the summit of Flat Fell nears


The view northeast from Flat Fell - the dark outline of the Great Borne / Starling Dodd ridge behind the trees to the right


Dent from Flat Fell


Blakeley over the valley of Nannycatch Beck from Flatfell Screes


Below Flatfell Screes looking north


Nannycatch Gate  and Raven Crag


Nannycatch Gate and Raven Crag where the Coast to Coast (left here) heads north towards Ennerdale Bridge


C2C marked on the rock below Flatfell Screes


Below Raven Crag


Following Kirk Beck - ahead is the beginning of the steep path up towards Uldale Plantation and Dent


Looking back to Nannycatch Gate from the same spot


Flat Fell (by name and by nature) from near Dent's summit


A hazy view northeast from Dent - Grike is the principal summit to the right


Skylark beautifully camouflaged…………………..


Views to the coast hampered by the haze – Sellafield just visible from the summit of Dent through the gloom




Part of the Coast to Coast permissive path that passes through Blackhow Wood


Start Point : Coldfell Gate (NY 055 101)


Distance : 3.0 miles          Height Ascended : 160 metres


Route Map 2


Looking up Worm Gill from Cold Fell - Caw Fell to the left Seatallan to the right


Dent (left) from the grassy slopes of Cold Fell


Seatallan over Frair Gill


Kinniside Common from lower Friar Gill


Monks Bridge over the infant River Calder


Monks Bridge is reputed to be the oldest packhorse bridge in Cumbria and crosses the infant River Calder

near Friar Gill where it passes through a narrow deep chasm. It was built for the monks of Calder Abbey.

The bridge is also known as Matty Benn’s Bridge after the family who liver nearby.



The infant River Calder close to where it meets Friar Gill (the bridge is just behind the tree)