|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|
|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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