Sunday, 3rd February 2008

             

           

 

Walk: Staveley, Barley Bridge, Brunt Knott, Ulgraves, Gurnal Dubs, Potter Tarn, Staveley Park
Start Point: Mill Yard car park, Staveley Grid Reference: SD 470 983
Distance: 9 miles Ascent: 2,500 feet
Time: 5 hours    
Weather: A dry but cold day with a strong wind on the tops
Comments: Despite a poor forecast the day remained dry but there was a cold wind. As there was only 3 of us we made good time. I was able to try out my new camera but didn't have the opportunity to check different settings.

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The water gushes over the weir at Barley Bridge . . .

 

and provides a great backdrop to some of the buildings in Staveley

 

John survey the snow-capped ridges . . .

 

while I zoom in on Staveley

 

It's cold and windy on Brunt Knott, our first Outlying Fell

 

An unusual section of dry-stone walling

 

John & Keith discuss a point of interest . . .

 

and check out the top . . .

 

of Longsleddale Valley

 

No shelter by the building at Gurnal Dubs today . . .

 

but the banking provides a good lunch stop

 

Leaving Potter Tarn . . .

 

we head down past the waterfall at Side House

 

and again

 

The pigs dash over the field to join us . . .

 

and this one takes quite an interest in the camera . . .

 

while John persuades them both to pose

 

The water continues down the stone strewn back

 

We spot two ponies at the opposite side of the field . . .

 

and I try out the zoom on my new camera . . .

 

for both ponies

 

Seems a strange place to have a room with a balcony

 

St Margaret's Tower in Staveley

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