Sunday, 15th May 2011

   

            

 

Walk: Downham
Start Point: Downham car park Grid Reference: SD 785 441
Distance: 9.5 miles Ascent: 1,300 feet
Time:      
Weather: The weather started cold and overcast with a promise of rain later. This we received shortly after lunch.
Comments: Fourteen people attended and heard a little of the history of the area.

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Departing Downham

 

Cottages at Downham

 

What's the attraction . . .

 

information about Downham Mill

 

John explains that Ings Beck was once the boundary between Northumberland and Mercia

 

Cosgroves fashion stores at Rimington - very tempting to the ladies

 

A simple slab crossing

 

A notice posted in a flower meadow at Gazegill

 

A cottage at Howgill

 

Middop Hall

 

A carpet of bluebells in the rain

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