Tuesday 13th August 2013
Start Point : Grayrigg (SD 579 972)
Distance : 6.1 miles Height Ascended : 1200 feet
St John the
The eastern section of the Whinfell Ridge from Grayrigg.
The Deepslack farms (Whinfell Beacon behind).
Whinfell Beacon - one of the system of statutory beacons set up in the Border counties to give warning of Scottish invaders.
Probably established in the early 15th century; it is included in an ‘official’ list of beacons dated 1468.
Looking back down the long and not so winding road.
Castle Fell and Shooter Howe.
The summit of Whinfell Beacon - early morning low cloud restricting the view to the west…………
…………….all clear to the north.
Bannisdale and beyond.
The larch plantation on Whinfell Beacon - a ready source of firewood for use of the summit beacon in times past.
Another view of Borrowdale.
Rosebay Willowherb and Whinfell Beacon.