: Up on the Roof
wasnít going to be a BOOTboys
outing this week. Everybody had cried off for
one reason or another and, anyway, the forecast for
the morning was pretty awful. Then about
1:15 p.m. Roger rang me up. Inspired by having been
soaked in a freak hailstorm in Kendal just walking across
a car park (Natland had stayed dry) he wanted to know
were we going out or not?
I dashed down some lunch, threw on some
walking gear and yes, we were going out.
not a day for the high fells, we decided
to visit Hutton Roof.
parked in the pleasant little hamlet of
Farleton and initially set off in the opposite
direction, across the canal and the motorway,
then down a field to rejoin the canal at
a location I had never walked before but
instantly recognised from the Natland
Knott across the M6
seen by Don
seen by Keith Hodsoll
reaching the road we headed off up the bridle
path we had used on BB0838,
Ladies Invitation Day.
of curving back to Farleton Knott we continued
on, past some very pretty cows of assorted
curly varieties although the only one I
recognised were Belted Galloways. We
crossed the road and onto the path that
leads across to Hutton Roof Crags.
path lies to the north and down a bit from
what I presume from the map is a limestone
limestone outcrop- click on photo for panorama
the far end an interesting limestone outcrop is reached
and shortly the path drops to provide a sudden and splendid
view of the lovely village of Hutton Roof.
Roof from the Crags
is also a precariously balanced large boulder that seems
to threaten to roll down to the village if nudged.
Roof team photo
boulder threatening Hutton Roof!
dropped down with the intention of paying a surprise
visit on would-be BOOTboy Ian G but discovered (as I
should have remembered) that he was away in Ireland.
From here we made our way back along very minor
roads and bridle paths- Newbiggin Lane. Ultimately Roger
called a halt and produced a flask of coffee that Denise
had thoughtfully provided with two cups and a big block
of the appropriately named Divine black chocolate.
Knott from Newbiggin Lane
was a big rain cloud approaching so we kitted up for
the worst of it passed us by as we circled
round Farleton Knott and back to Farleton,
where there is a huge and splendid barn
which must have had some significance at
was bright and sunny as we reached the car
but another shower was looming.
Roof Crags was a new territory for me and
one to be repeated in the future when a
reasonable stroll is required on a long
large and splendid barn
26th March 2009
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of the mileages, heights and Lakeland Fells Books Wainwrights see: Wainwrights.
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This page describes an adventure of BOOTboys, a loose group of friends of mature
years who enjoy defying the aging process by getting out into the hills as
often as possible!
As most live in South Lakeland, it is no surprise that
our focus is on the Lakeland fells and the Yorkshire Dales.
As for the name, BOOTboys, it does not primarily derive from an
item of footwear, and certainly not from any skin head associations or other
type of social group,
but is in memory of
the erstwhile landlady
the erstwhile Burnmoor Inn at Boot in Eskdale,
who enlivened Saint Patrick's Day
and other odd evenings many years ago!
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of new BOOTboys reports.
: A Gordon Day Out
: Thank You,
Wednesday 14th January
: A Wicked Hike???
: Take a Mug With You
: Down in the Forest
: Not How But Where?
: Binsey Can Wait
(but Uncle Monty Can Not)
Thursday 12th February
: Badgers on the Line
: It's not a W!
: Up on the Roof
: Not the Blisco Dashers
Thursday 2nd April
: John's Comeback
Monday 6th April
: Two Churches, a Pulpit and a Cherry Picker
: Companions of the BOOT
: The Gale Force Choice
: The Comeback Continues
28th May - 2nd June
: Has Anyone Seen Lily?
Feet on the Greenburn Horseshoe
- BB0921 :
The Tebay Fell Race Walk
: For England and St George
: The Coniston Outliers
Friday 31st July
: Little To Be Said In Favour?
: The Third Night of the Rescue
: Long Wet Windy Monty Bothy Fun?
: Dear Mrs Scroggins
Friday 11th September
: An Ard Day's Hike
Thursday 17th September
A Canter of Convalescents?
International Autumnal Expedition
Sunday 27th September
- BB0931 : A Bit of an Adventure
Thursday 1st October
- BB0932 : Paths of Glory?
Thursday 8th October
: When Yorkshire Was Welsh
- BB0934 : Unlocking the Whinlatters
Thursday 22nd October
: A Tale of Crinkley Bottoms
: Aye Up What?
: Where Eagles Wade
: After the Floods
: The Mystery of the Missing Glove
: A Too Short Walk
: One Hundred and Onesfell
: Back to the Beginning
: BOOTskiboys in Saalbach
- 21st March
: Los Chicos
y las Chicas de la Bota
11th - 14th May
: Peaked Too Soon
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download a log of which Wainwrights have
been done by which BOOTboy
in the "modern" era, i.e. since the advent
click on Wainwrights.
anyone wants to claim other peaks, please let me know
and I will submit them to the adjudication committee!