Thursday 12th March 2009


Start Point 1 : Truss Gap (NY 515 133)


Distance : 6.3 miles          Height Ascended : 450 metres


Route Map 1



Swindale Beck at Truss Gap


Looking towards Swindale Head


Swindale Head Farm



Crossing the footbridge at Dodd Bottom and looking up towards Selside on the right


 Hewe, Hewe, Barney McGrewe…………………………………..


The delightfully named Hobgrumble Gill


The drumlins at Swindale Head


As height is gained the view down Swindale Head becomes more impressive


Looking north from the top of Nabs Crags


The grassy summit of Nabs Moor - Selside to the right


Overlooking the cairn above Nabs Moor to the indefinite summit of Howes


The many  tops of Swindale Common from Howes


Mosedale Cottage  and some of the old quarry workings at the head of Mosedale


Mosedale Cottage


‘………….desolation profound’ (AW)


Forces Falls


Forces Falls


Violet takes a breather by the falls


Wainwright describes the environs of Swindale waterfalls  as extremely fine (up to Lodore standard).

It's remoteness has ensured it has remained unspoilt



Simon Stone


Mosedale Beck eventually becomes Swindale Beck - here it winds it's way through the drumlins at Swindale Head


Looking back to Forces Falls


A sunlit Swindale Head





Start Point 2 : Scarside (NY 536 182)


Distance : 3.3 miles          Height Ascended : 130 metres


Route Map 2


Spring has sprung


The old lime kiln on Knipescar Common


Looking northwest along Knipescar Common to the limestone outcrop of Knipe Scar


A glimpse of Haweswater below the distant High Street ridge


Limestone pavement


The stone circle marked on the OS map - I've seen better


Knipe Scar


Looking to the summit of Knipe Scar from the access lane above Scarside