Sunday 11th November 2012

 

Start Point : Cross Keys Inn (SD 698 970)

                   

Distance : 5.5 miles          Height Ascended : 620 metres

 

Route Map

 

 

Early morning fog in the Rawthey valley.

 

The first view of Cautley Spout after

climbing above the temperature inversion.

 

The main fall.

 

Yarlside suddenly looms large and clear as more height is gained.............

 

………......and back across the valley, Swarth Fell.

 

Cautley Spout - the greatest single attraction in the Howgills.

 The falls have a total drop of 700 feet and are

 England's highest waterfalls above ground.

 

The upper falls.

 

The fog in the valley bottom is slow to disperse.

 

The view down from the top of the  falls.

 

Crossing Red Gill Beck at the point

where the waters begin their cascade.

 

Yarlside (left) with Wild Boar Fell and Swarth Fell in the distance…………

 

………………………………….further right is Baugh Fell.

 

Sheepfold by Red Gill Beck featuring a large conical shaped cairn built by Andy Goldsworthy………………..

 

…………………………a British sculptor, who amongst other things produces

site-specific sculpture and land art situated in natural and urban settings.

 

Force Gill Beck…………………….the route taken from the top of the falls.

 

Looking over the Bram Rigg ridge.

 

Looking northwest from the summit of The Calf…………………

 

……………………and the view southwest.

 

Arant Haw from Calders……………..

 

…………………….and again.

 

Cautley Crag from Great Dummacks - one of the most impressive views in the Howgills.

 

Looking to Bowderdale Head flanked by the slopes of Hazelgill Knott to the left and Randygill Top and Yarlside on the right.

 

Looking down to Cautley Holme Beck where it joins forces with the River Rawthey.

 

Cautley Spout - the view missed on the outward leg.

 

Cautley Crag over the Rawthey.

 

Lincoln's Inn Bridge.

 

The southern Howgill Fells.