Saturday 25th September 2010
Start Point :
Distance : 5.3 miles Height Ascended : 540 metres
The clear overnight skies have brought the first frost to the Duddon valley.
The stepping stones across the River Duddon that lead towards the path to Dale Head.
has great views towards Little Stand and the upper tracts of the Duddon.
At Black Hall Farm my chosen route almost doubles back on itself and
begins to climb gently alongside the eastern edge of the conifer plantation.
Sheepish looks from Violet and Martha.
As the crest is reached there is a great view
down Eskdale and today a clear long-distance view of the Isle of Man.
Harter Fell from Peathill Crag.
Eventually the Scafell range comes into view as height is quickly gained.
Harter Fell's true summit from the official.
Looking down on Green Crag and Crook Crag - Devoke Water beyond.
Violet and Martha wait patiently.
The Scafell group, Esk Pike and Bow Fell
A slightly different aspect.
The view through
A grand scene – Harter Fell is definitely a place to linger.
Grey Friar and Swirl Band.
Another view over the Duddon valley to Grey Friar.
Above the craggy outcrops that define the
upper edge of
Looking up the valley from the forest path near Birks.
In the waters below the bridge are salmon on their
autumnal journey to the high spawning pools of the Duddon.
The narrow ravine and falls above
The River Duddon above