PICTURES AND TRIP REPORTS FROM MY WALKS IN THE ENGLISH LAKE DISTRICT
Sue and I collected April and Beefy from Oxenholme railway station and drove to Sadgill for a walk around the lovely Longsleddale valley.
Sadgill bridge and farm.
Due to the train times we could only do this walk on Saturday but this meant that we enjoyed fine weather. Sunday has seen high winds and heavy snowfall with roads closed so hurray for reduced Sunday timetables.
Looking up the valley from the steep start up the field.
And the view back down to the bridge and farm.
After the steep field comes the steep gully.
Looking along the valley from higher up.
The view westwards to Shipman Knotts..
And the view south along the valley. The hills on the left are the left leg of the Bannisdale Horseshoe.
Good view of Ingleborough today.
Looking over to the "other" Borrowdale from the indistinct Birkett of Great Howe.
Grey Crag top.
The Shap fells with the Howgills behind from Grey Crag..
As we had plenty of time we wandered over to admire the fine cairn on Harrop Pike.
Tarn Crag across the boggy hollow of Greycrag Tarn
A familiar sight in these parts. A survey tower from the building of the Haweswater aqueduct..
Nice view over Gatescarth Pass to the Rough Crag ridge and then Riggindale with Kidsty Pike on the right.
Dropping back down to the valley floor. Wrengill quarry ahead.
Starting down the easy path to the car.
Passing the lovely waterfalls at the head of the River Sprint on the way
A last look up this marvellous valley
Nearly back to the bridge. Another lovely winter walk in great company.