Wednesday 5th June 2013

 

Start Point : Gaisgill (NY 636 053)

                   

Distance : 5.8 miles          Height Ascended : 1020 feet

 

Route Map

 

 

A look backwards to the north soon after the start of the walk - Eller Gill to the right and the northern pennines in the far distance.

 

The approach to  the sheepfold at Whitefold Moss.

 

Hare Shaw over the old sheepfold.

 

Looking down Eller Gill.

 

The short climb from the sheepfold to the summit of Rispa Pike is over wet spongy ground.

 

The top of Rispa Pike looking up Uldale to Breaks Head.

 

The head of Uldale from Rispa Pike...........

 

…........to the far west over Hare Shaw the Lakeland hills........

 

…........including the Langdale Pikes, Great Gable and Kidsty Pike.

 

Lower Uldale.

 

Upper Uldale.

 

The meetings of Uldale Beck, Churngill Beck and Langdale Beck.

 

The gentle descent off Rispa Pike follows a well-defined tractor track for most of the way.

 

Uldale.

 

Eriophorum....Cotton Grass.

 

Rispa Pike, Hare Shaw and Knott.

 

Eller Gill.

 

Ellergill Farm.

 

Percy stands proud……………..

 

……………before taking off.