|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|
|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.
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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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