Sunday, 11th October 2009

             

            

 

Walk: Leck Beck
Start Point: Leck Church car park Grid Reference: SD 643 767
Distance: 11 miles Ascent: 1,500 feet
Time: 6 hours    
Weather: Threatening rain and heavy cloud cover while we prepared to set off , however the day improved as the cloud cover moved east giving way to patchy blue skies. the rest of day stayed dry although a little chilly on the top.
Comments: Leaving the car park at Leck Church the footpath follows Leck Beck up to the moorland above. At Ease Gill Kirk we stopped for morning tea and then headed off towards Bullpot farm. The area is renowned for potholing and boasts the longest series of continuous underground passages (75 km) in the UK. As we reached Bullpot farm we met up with a group from Halton ramblers who shared with us some boiled sweet and toffees…… The route took us for a short spell onto the fell road, opening up views of Leck Fell and Crag Hill. After a brief discussion, we took a short diversion to take in the views from the trig point 436m and then onto to Brownthwaite Pike where we stopped at the stone shelter for lunch. The remainder of the walk followed a winding and descending route back through High Casterton and Cowan Bridge.

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All geared up for the rain as we prepare to set off . . .

 

what rain!

 

The path runs alongside Leck Beck as we walk further up . . .

 

and climb the first small ascent to Anneside

 

Heads down!

 

Watch out for that bog to your right!

 

Ruins of Anneside

 

The climb to Ease Gill Kirk on peaty paths and through bracken

 

June, Sheila and Bill enjoy elevenses

 

Descending to Ease Gill Kirk . . .

 

luckily the Gill is dry, though it is a bit slippery

 

Ascending out of the Gill onto the moor above

 

Should we be here????

 

We'll stop for a group shot while we are here

 

Gathering together . . .

 

for a group shot at the unnamed trig point 437m . . .

 

Great views over the Lune Valley

 

A sheltered spot for lunch on Brownthwaite Pike

 

The Three Wise Men of the fells

 

Middleton Fell in the sun - a walk for another day

 

The River Lune snakes its way to the coast

 

Tight fisted tree

 

Always use the stile - even when there isn't a wall!

 

Nearly back as we approach the corner shop in Cowan Bridge

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