Saturday 12th May 2012

 

Start Point : Tom Croft Hill Layby (SD 694 912)

                   

Distance : 7.2 miles          Height Ascended : 610 metres

 

Route Map

 

 

From the car park on the top of Tom Croft Hill, the starting point of today's walk, there is a great unobstructed view of the Howgills complete with view indicator.

 

The View Indicator.

 

Baugh Fell from the car park.

 

The Howgills over Clough River.

 

Tom Croft Cave - handily situated just below the car park on the bank of Clough River.

 

Clough River.

 

Danny Bridge.

 

Height is gained gradually and whilst the view ahead along the fence line is uninteresting,

the Howgills behind provide more than ample recompense.

 

The Howgills

 

Looking down on the vale of Sedbergh - in the far distance the Lakeland Hills easily discernable.

 

The final climb - up and over Garsdale Pike.

 

Howgills silhouette.

 

Looking down the wall followed up the west ridge of Baugh Fell.

 

The trig point on Knoutberry Haw looking west to the Howgill Fells.

 

Marion claims top spot.

 

Looking north over the wide summit expanse of Baugh Fell.

 

Wild Boar Fell and Swarth Fell from the area of disused workings.

 

Several cairns are scattered across the summit.

 

Marion gives her the mum, Hetty, the runaround.

 

Marion and Hetty inspect the old workings of Baugh Fell Quarry.

 

The descent roughly follows the south bank of Near Gill Laids - there is no path.

 

The Howgills over the cut of Near Gill Laids.....

 

........and again over the sheepfold  at the bottom of the gill.

 

Looking up Near Gill Laids.

 

Winder (in shadow), Crook, Arant Haw and The Calf.

 

Great Dummacks and Yarlside.

 

Fellgate Farm.

 

Baugh Fell's western slopes from the western approach to Garsdale Foot Farm.