Thursday 4th March 2010
Start Point : Beckside (SD 153 847)
Distance : 8.5 miles Height Ascended : 670 metres
Looking through the ‘Venus and Cupid ‘ sculpture (Shane A. Johnstone) on Morecambe promenade towards a distantBlack Combe.
Preparing for lambing at Beckside Farm
The first picture from the actual ascent of Black Combe - here looking back down on Townend Knotts.
Looking down from the top of Townend Gill towards the coastal plain.
The path from Whicham to the summit of Black Combe is everywhere obvious although monotonous.
The view here shows it leading ahead then traversing right to left.
Looking south across Black Combe’s frozen
grassy plateau and down towards the
Black Combe summit and the view northeastwards.
Wordsworth said of the view'the amplest range of unobstructed prospect may be seen that British ground commands'
Violet practices her balancing skills on the wind shelter.
My route off the summit was to the left down to Stoupdale Head and then right across the ridge to White Combe.
Violet above Blackcombe Screes
Eller Peatpot - what a great name - in the distance the Duddon Estuary.
Great Gable and the Scafell range over Whitfell and Hesk Fell.
The upper northern slopes of Black Combe still have a thin layer of snow.
White Combe and White Hall Knott.
Black Combe across Whitecombe Screes.
Looking north to Buck Barrow and Whitfell
across the small pile of stones that mark the
Stoupdale Crags and the Coniston Fells.
The summit of White Combe looking to Lowick High Common and Gunson Height across the Duddon Channel.
Looking to Stoupdale Head.
Looking down Whitecombe Beck.
Whitecombe Screes over Whitecombe Beck.
Black Combe retro.