Up The Pipeline
03 : Dalton Crags to Lupton

22nd April 2014

This leg was undertaken in two stages and not as envisaged by the author.  He detoured to spend the night in Kirkby Lonsdale (or Launceston as it became on BBC's Jamumblica Inn last night).  We had no such need so followed the pipeline more directly although, other than several gates, there was little sign of it.



Our first, shorter stage was from the Dalton Crags car park, along the path below the crags to emerge at Hutton Roof.



In the days that the pipeline was being constructed this was a major base for the workers. Now it is a quiet little village.



We stopped at Ian and Cynthia’s house where they treated us to delicious scones that Cynthia had made to scoff with cream and jam.  It was a challenge to restart!



The next stage took us along the back lanes as far as Chateau Hugo (a.k.a. as Badger Gate) then up the bridle path to Newbiggin, along the side of Farleton Knott then down past Aikbank to the Plough Inn where the other car had been left on the proviso that we would call in for a drink on our return.  We fulfilled the bargain.



Weather not great but we had expected some light rain later on so weren’t too disappointed when it happened.  It is a nice area and one fine day we shall return to explore further.

 Don, 22nd April 2014







5.8 miles

17.2 miles

559 feet

1,972 feet

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