Friday 16th July 2010

 

Start Point : Bridge End - Kentmere (NY 458 039)

                   

Distance : 4.0 miles          Height Ascended : 300 metres

 

Route Map

 

 

Brunt Knott from Barley Bridge (Staveley) – the recent rains have brought river levels back to normal.

 

Castle Crag with the dark outline of Mardale Ill Bell and Harter Fell.

 

Kentmere Church from my start point at Low Bridge.

 

Looking back to the start of the bridleway.

 

The Garburn Pass, Yoke and the High Street plateau.

 

Kentmere Tarn - in the distance the Wansfell ridge.

 

Skeggles Water from the bridleway – and the Bannerdale ridge.

 

The old ruin just below the bridleway.

 

Heath Spotted Orchid.

 

Skeggles Water from Hollow Moor.

 

Fell ponies on the march.

 

They seemed friendly enough – but I was on the other side of a fence.

 

 

So I said to this horse ‘Why the long face?’

 

Shipman Knotts  and Tarn Crag from the summit of Hollow Moor.

   

The finest viewpoint from Hollow Moor is actually north of, and just below, the summit which gives this unrivalled view of upper Kentmere.

 

Upper Kentmere.

 

The Garburn Pass.

 

The Kentmere Horseshoe.

 

Shipman Knotts.

 

Light and shadow.

 

Upper and middle Kentmere.

 

Grey skies.

 

Fledgling swallow perches on a barndoor………………..

 

……………………..and waits for a feed.

 

Patience is rewarded.

 

Cock o' the north.

 

Sallows from Low Bridge.