Sunday, 14th November 2010

   

            

 

Walk: Borrowdale Valley, A685, Roundthwaite, Jeffrey's Mount, Winterscleugh, Breasthigh Road
Start Point: Huch bridge Grid Reference: NY 553 038
Distance: 5 mniles Ascent: 1,850 feet
Time: 5 hours    
Weather: Mainly sunny with cloud building from lunch time. Dry all day but with cold winds along the ridge.
Comments: Walking the length of Borrowdale valley to A685 for Roundthwaite. After leaving Roundthwaite we ascended to Jeffrey's mount for a ridge walk to Breast High Road and the cars.
The planned walk was abandoned due to lack of access which would have resulted in too much road walking on the A6. With good conditions plus good views along the ridge, the 4 + leader had a good day.

Scroll down to see photos of the walk

Our route leads down the valley and back along the ridge on the left

 

The sun highlights the rippling water while cloud sits on Whinfell Common

 

A good spot for elevenses - but this side of the valley is in shade . . .

 

as we continue along the track

 

The sun on the bare trees has a magic of its own . . .

 

but this old barn could do with a little magic

 

The A685 and M6 are very close at this point

 

Walking past the quarry . . .

 

the line of bore holes can be clearly seen

 

Near Tebay the River Lune flows beneath the motorway . . .

 

and back to the other side

 

Our climb to Jeffrey's Hill looks down onto Tebay and the M6 (again)

 

Our first summit reached . . .

 

the route ahead undulates along the ridge

 

A few wild ponies enjoy the sun . . .

 

but we don't seem to be able to find any as we stop for lunch . . .

 

with a good view back down the valley

 

Winterscleugh sports a cairn . . .

 

and gives a view to the end of the valley - where the car is parked

 

Tony and Ray lead the way across the new stepping stones . . .

 

and John checks out the water . . .

 

before making his way across

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