Sunday 26th August 2012
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Distance : 7.6 miles Height Ascended : 540 metres
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.
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.
Looking to the top of Wild Boar Fell from The Nab.
Looking across Blackbed Scar to Mallerstang Edge.
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
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
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.