Sunday 16th January 2013

 

Start Point : Huck’s Bridge (NY 552 038)

                   

Distance : 4.0 miles          Height Ascended : 1160 feet

 

Route Map

 

 

The first top of Ashstead Fell is marked by a small but impressive cairn.

 

Looking towards Mabbin Crag.

 

Upper Borrowdale and the Sleddale and Shap Fells from Ashstead Fell.

 

Borrowdale.

 

The summit of Mabbin Crag with Castle Fell and Whinfell Beacon beyond.

 

Marion

 

Borrowdale and the Howgills.

 

A brief burst of sunshine lightens up Borrowdale.

 

Borrowdale Edge and Borrow Beck.

 

A semi-frozen Borrow Beck.

 

Mabbin Crag - although the name is generally given to the grassy summit above, Mabbin Crag is properly the rocky eastern

slope of the fell, this being the roughest ground in the Borrowdale valley.This picture shows the abutments of the former bridge.

 

Nearing the end of the walk and a look back.