Friday 19th August 2011

 

Start Point : Sadgill (NY 484 057)

                   

Distance : 7.2 miles          Height Ascended : 640 metres

 

Route Map

 

 

The River Sprint by Sadgill bridge – a bright start in prospect but the skies would soon became overcast.

 

Further down Longsleddale the early morning mist is slow to clear.

 

It looks like Postman Pat is making a delivery to Sadgill farm (far right)!!!

 

The head of Longsleddale from the initially steep climb across the field towards Great Howe……………………

 

…………………..and again from higher up.

 

Goat Scar across Longsleddale.

 

The climb towards Great Howe provides great views of lower / middle Longsleddale.

 

Looking down to Sadgill.

 

Tarn Crag.

 

Green Quarter Fell over Longsleddale.

Looking towards Harrop Pike over Grey Crag's summit cairn.

 

The northwesterly aspect from Grey Crag includes Kentmere Pike and Harter Fell over Tarn Crag.

 

The cairn on Harrop Pike - Branstree and Selside Pike in the distance……………….

 

……………………..and Tarn Crag further round to the left.

 

Greycrag Tarn – now overgrown and more bog than tarn.

 

The survey post close to the summit of Tarn Crag - a relic associated with

Manchester Corporation's construction of nearby Haweswater Treservoir.

 

A rapid change in the weather conditions as the clouds spills over the Kentmere ridge.

 

The small undistinguished cairn marking the high point of Tarn Crag east of the survey post.

 

A now gloomy view of Gatescarth Pass.

 

The back of beyond aka Mosedale.

 

An old hag………………

 

Cloud continues to spill over Goat Scar.

 

Ruins of Wrengill Quarry.

 

The causeway, that probably supported a water leat,  between two of the streams in the abandoned quarry.

 

Wren Gill disappears underground at the foot of these falls.

 

Looking back towards Tarn Crag.

 

Old workings in the main pit - Wrengill Quarry was once renowned for the quantity and quality of its blue slate.

 

Wren Gill.

 

The sun lights up Goat Scar.

 

The infant River Sprint snakes it way down Longsleddale.

 

Buckbarrow Crag.

 

Buckbarrow Crag.

 

Goat Scar.

 

The head of Longsleddale.

 

Sadgill.

 

The foot of Longsleddale from the A6 near Garnett Bridge.