Wednesday 24th June 2009

 

Start Point : Car Park Wet Sleddale Reservoir (NY 554 114)

                   

Distance : 9.0 miles          Height Ascended : 470 metres

 

Route Map

 

 

Wet Sleddale Reservoir

 

Wet Sleddale Reservoir

 

The Lunch House……………………..

 

……………………………..doubling up as a pigeon coop!!

 

One of the many shooting butts that mark the area

 

Gray Bull a nine foot cube of pink granite

 

Gray Bull, red boxer and a dark brindle boxer

 

The summit of Sleddale Pike

 

The summit of Wasdale Pike

 

Looking northwest from Wasdale Pike - Harter Fell, Branstree and Selside the principal fells on the skyline

 

Hetty and Martha on the run

 

Martha poses for a summit photograph on Great Saddle Crag

 

Looking across the heathery expanse between Sleddale Pike and Great Saddle Crag

 

Passing an unnamed pool enroute to Brown Howe (pictured left)

 

One of several herds of red deer seen near Ulthwaite Rigg……………………

 

…………………………and another

 

The head of Sleddale Beck

 

A local resident

 

Looking down Sleddale Beck

 

Looking back to Ulthwaite Rigg and beyond to Tarn Crag and Branstree

The isolated group of trees a conspicuous mark on a mainly featureless scene

 

Aiming for Seat Robert to pick up the old high-level bridleway back to Wet Sleddale

 

Looking up the course of Sleddale Beck

 

Looking down to the old deer enclosures from the bridleway - Sherry Gill to the left

 

Looking down to the reservoir

 

Sleddale Hall dating from about 1802 - now a derelict cottage

(this is the "horrible little shack" ‘Crow Crag’  belonging to Uncle Monty in the cult film Withnail and I (1987)

 

The ‘new’ ‘packhorse’ bridge, Sleddale Beck (erected by Manchester Corporation)

 

Approaching the head of the reservoir

 

Common Sandpiper

 

Sleddale Hall over the reservoir

 

Wet Sleddale Reservoir (5 hours after the first photograph above)