Tuesday 13th August 2013

 

Start Point : Grayrigg (SD 579 972)

                   

Distance : 6.1 miles         Height Ascended : 1200 feet

 

Route Map

 

 

St John the Evangelist Church, Grayrigg.

 

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.

 

Borrowdale.

 

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.

 

Meadow Pipit.

 

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.

 

Small White.

 

Rosebay Willowherb and Whinfell Beacon.

 

Small Tortoiseshell.

 

Small Tortoiseshell.