Birthday, Dear Wifey
25th May 2016
Culpa. You think I'd know by now that just because
a hill looks more or less like than the one you are
seeking, that doesn't mean that it is the one you are
seeking. Especially on a dull day without the
sun to lend a directional hand.
Stop trying to make the map fit the view
(or vice versa) and
YOUR GPS AND / OR COMPASS OUT.
I done that we would have made much
more sensible progress to Brunt Knott, our
the other hand, had we done that, we would
not have made our first ascent of Ullgraves-
a pleasant little hill from which you can
see the white side of White Howe beyond,
well, White Side !
dull picture of the whites!
climbing the hill, we had started from Garnett Bridge
at the mouth of Longsleddale.
wandered up the valley until we came to the ruined farmhouse,
Tenter Howe, from whence we climbed and then made the
having established where we were, thanks to John sensibly
checking where his phone thought we were, we then progressed
unerringly over Potter Fell.
Kentmere tops beyond Potter Fell
got a good dose of heather-scratching on the bare
legs, and through a broken wall where a couple of wallers
were making repairs and commenting on the abundance
checked my scarred limbs but they appeared to be tick
free so we continued on up to Brunt Knott and lunch.
on the summit
Crinkles, Bowfell and the Langdales from Brunt Knott
Kent Estuary from Brunt Knott
had to be back early so we then simply headed on down
to Longsleddale, noting the Meg
and Mog house in
the distance and also the magnificent sea of bluebells
in the woods.
interest are the slate slabs placed vertically by the
side of the track. Although they appear like tombstones,
we believe that they mark ancient field boundaries.
ancient field boundary markers
post-walk drinkies today, I was off home to show Margaret her
birthday present- a Longsleddale washing photo.
Birthday dear wifey!
Wednesday 25th May 2016
25th May 2016
climbed in feet:
Potter Fell, Brunt Knott
John, Stan, Tony
routes are put online in gpx format which
should work with most mapping software. You can follow
our route in detail by downloading bb1620 .
discover which Wainwright top was visited on which BB outing
- although it may not be that up to date - or for the totals of the mileages and heights (ditto) see the Excel
file: BB Log.
can navigate to the required report via the Home
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