Sunday 26th August 2012

 

Start Point : Cotegill Bridge (SD 774 970)

                   

Distance : 7.6 miles          Height Ascended : 540 metres

 

Route Map

 

 

Pendragon Castle - near Outhgill along the banks of the River Eden.

While legends link this castle to Uther Pendragon, father of King Arthur, the structure

was built in the 12th century, more than 500 years after the time of King Arthur.

 

The Nab from the castle ruins.

 

The Eden Valley from Cotegill Bridge - Mallerstang Edge to the right.

 

Aisgill Farm.

 

Ais Gill - Low White Kirk.

 

The Nab from the limestone pavement on Mallerstang Common.

 

The Howgills from High Dolphinsty.

 

Looking down the Scriddles ridge from The Nab.

 

Yoadcomb Scar.

 

Looking to the top of Wild Boar Fell from The Nab.

 

The Eden Valley backed by Cross Fell and the northern Pennines.

 

Looking across Blackbed Scar to Mallerstang Edge.

 

The Waverley forcing its way to the top of Aisgill Summit.

 

Yoadcomb Scar home to.................

 

............a veritable forest of stone men.

 

Looking back to The Nab from the top of Yoadcomb Scar.

 

Like other groups of cairns in the area e.g. the Nine Standards and the

Three Men of Gragareth, their origins of these stone men are lost in time.

 

From this summit there is unique view of The Yorkshire Dales Three Peaks…….

…………………………..Penyghent (far left), Ingleborough and Whernside (far right).

 

The summit of Wild Boar Fell and the long skyline of the Howgills on the near horizon to the west.

 

………………….....and the view north

 

Swarth Fell.

 

The Howgills from the southern end of the Wild Boar Fell plateau.

 

The Howgills again from the beginning of the short climb up Swarth Fell.

 

Wild Boar Fell from the un-named tarn below the summit of Swarth Fell.

 

The summit of Swarth Fell looking to Wild Boar Fell........and then it rained.