Tuesday 30th April 2013

 

Start Point : Longdale (Old School House) (NY 645 050)

Distance : 8.0 miles Height Ascended : 1950 feet

 

Route Map

 

 

The start from the old school at Longdale - the route goes through the gate at the road end.

 

After crossing this bridge, from the right, the path follows an overgown cart track slanting up the bank.

 

After passing the unoccupied Long Gills farm the route is straightfoward as it follows a track beside the intake wall towards Uldale End.

 

Churn Gill.

 

The oddly named fell Hand Lake separating Churn Gill to the left and Uldale to the right.

 

Uldale from the path on Uldale End the route ahead can be seen dropping down to Uldale Beck.

 

Nearing the head of Uldale and time for a look back.

 

Upper Uldale.

 

The Blakethwaite Stone - a small boulder in a rushy pool.

Although insignificant in appearance the stone has many distinctions : a name, a benchmark and it used to mark the boundary between Westmorland and Yorkshire.

 

Blakethwaite Bottom.

 

Hand Lake.

 

Churn Gill from Docker Knott.

 

Looking down on the upper reaches of Carlin Gill - Linghaw catches a passing cloud shadow.

 

The steep eastern slope of Docker Knott, just descended, and Hand Lake.

 

The summit of Simon's Seat, looking south.

 

But it is to the west where the eyes linger as the view extends to the distant Lakeland hills.

 

Middleton and Great Nevy Gill.

 

The Ordnance Survey column on Middleton - in the distance the long sweep of the Pennines.

 

Simon's Seat from Middleton.

 

Upper Langdale.......

 

......and Lower Langdale.

 

Above the confluence of Uldale Back and Langdale Beck.

 

Langdale Knott and Langdale.

 

The foot of Uldale Beck.

 

The old footbridge over Langdale Beck...........

 

.......omitted from Ordnance maps.

 

Marion.

 

Middleton End.

 

The ruins of High Shaw.............

 

......where downstream is another old arched bridge.