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

 

Wheatear

 

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)