Sunday, 15th May 2011




Walk: Downham
Start Point: Downham car park Grid Reference: SD 785 441
Distance: 9.5 miles Ascent: 1,300 feet
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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