Friday 24th April 2009

 

Start Point : Askham (NY 513 237)

                   

Distance : 5.1 miles Height Ascended : 200 metres

 

Route Map 1

 

 

Askham Bridge  over the River Lowther

 

St Peter's church Askham

 

River Lowther at Askham Bridge

 

The picturesque  village of Askham the start of today's walk

 

Townhead

 

Looking back down the broad grassy track that leads to the top of Heughscar Hill

 

Arthur's Pike and the first glimpse  of Ullswater

 

Heughscar Hill provides an excellent view of Ullswater and surrounding fells

 

Little Mell Fell and Great Mell Fell from the summit of Heughscar Hill and the hazy outline of Blencathra

 

Dunmallard Hill over Pooley Bridge - AW refers to this fell as Dunmallet in his ‘The Outlying Fells of Lakeland’

 

Heugh Scar

 

Hetty admires the view of Arthur's Pike

 

 

Start Point : Pooley Bridge (NY 470 245)

                   

Distance : 1.0 mile            Height Ascended : 110 metres

 

Route Map 2

 

Pooley Bridge and the beginning of the River Eamont at the foot of Ullswater

 

The path through the gentle wooded slopes of Dunmallard Hill

Hetty wonders if Martha has found any truffles………………………..

 

…………………….not yet!!

 

The view north from the summit of Dunmallard Hill………….

 

……………………….and the view south

 

Bluebells Dunmallard Hill woods

 

More trees

 

 

Song Thrush collecting snails in the undergrowth

 

Hetty and Martha cooling off by Pooley Bridge