Sunday, 6th January

             

      

 

Walk: Bampton, Drybarrows, Fordingdale Bottom, Burnbanks, Rosgill Moor, Rosgill, Bampton
Start Point: Bampton Grid Reference: NY 517 176
Distance: 10 miles Ascent: 1,750 feet
Time: 5.5 hours    
Weather: Sunny spells with a heavy rain/hail shower.
Comments: Quite boggy fields and fells. A gradual walk up to the cairn and a gradual descent to Fordingdale Bottoms where the waterfalls where impressive. Snow was visible on the high fells but not lying too thickly. It was warmer than expected.

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A promising start to the walk as the sun catches the trees and the wall at Bampton Bridge

 

Looks like it's time for John to give a talk - we're 'all ears'

 

Is Ray asking John to help him make a snowman?

 

Waterproofs on as the rain starts but . . .

 

fortunately it doesn't last long  . . .

 

and the sun comes out to dry us off again

 

Guess who arrived at the cairn first . . .

 

but we all found somewhere to sit for our coffee stop

 

Marie captured the sun's rays over Haweswater perfectly

 

Descending to Fordingdale Bottom

 

I wonder who they are waiting for - perhaps it's the photographer

 

There's lots of water in the waterfalls today . . .

 

and lots of waterfalls to enjoy

 

A brief glimpse of Haweswater reservoir  . . .

 

before we find more waterfalls . . .

 

and catch the sun on the water . . .

 

before we pass more waterfalls . . .

 

and a final shot . . .

 

while the group admires the water from the second bridge

 

A last look back at the reservoir

 

There are some very impressive properties in Burnbanks - but it's a little remote

 

Our lunch spot gives us one more view of Haweswater . . .

 

followed by a distant view of Kidsty Pike - remembered by all Coast to Coast walkers

 

A treat awaits us at Rosgill . . .

 

did someone say 'pork chops'?

 

'Big Daddy' waits in the wings - or should I say 'mud'?

 

Nearly there . . .

 

but there's always one last climb first

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