Sunday 18th December 2012

 

Start Point : Entrance to Borrowdale  (NY 606 015)

                   

Distance : 5.7 miles          Height Ascended : 420 metres

 

Route Map

 

 

The road in Borrowdale.

 

Nearing the eastern section of the Whinfell ridge and a great view northwestwards through Borrowdale opens up.

 

Not an alien landing but the BT telecomms tower near Whinfell Beacon looming out of the mist.

 

Castle Fell catches the sunlight.

 

The summit of Whinfell Beacon - in the distance the Coniston and Langdale Fells over the Bannisdale hills.

 

In the opposite direction the Howgills over Grayrigg Pike.

 

There's snow on dem dur hills………

 

………………..further round the Ill Bell ridge silhouetted against the skyline and High Street to the right.

 

Castle Fell and Mabbin Crag from White Moss.

 

Borrowdale from Shooter Howe.

 

Borrowdale…….described by some as the loveliest valley in what was Westmorland outside the Lake District.

 

Low Borrowdale Farm from Shooter Howe.

 

Martha in festive colours.

 

The bridge over Borrow Beck.

 

Borrow Beck – the waters soon to join those of the Lune.