Saturday 12th May 2012
Start Point : Tom Croft Hill Layby (SD 694 912)
Distance : 7.2 miles Height Ascended : 610 metres
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
Height is gained gradually and whilst the view ahead along the fence line is uninteresting,
the Howgills behind provide more than ample recompense.
Looking down on the vale of Sedbergh - in the far distance the Lakeland Hills easily discernable.
The final climb - up and over Garsdale Pike.
Looking down the wall followed up the west ridge of Baugh Fell.
The trig point on Knoutberry Haw looking west to the Howgill Fells.
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 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.
Baugh Fell's western slopes from the western approach to Garsdale Foot Farm.