Sunday, 13th November 2011

   

            

 

Walk: Fell End Farm, Grizedale Reservoir, Grize Dale, Burns Farm, Eidsforth Lane, Lower House Farm, Sullom Side, Calder Vale, Kelbrick Farm and Grizedale Lea Reservoir.
Start Point: Grizedale Bridge, Harrisend Fell Grid Reference: SD 536 490
Distance: 9.2 miles Ascent: 1,500 feet
Time: 5 hours    
Weather: Dry and sunny with a cool breeze at the start. Ground claggy in many places.
Comments: On booting up at Grizedale Bridge there was a stiff cool breeze but by the time the group had reached Fell End Farm the landscape offered more shelter. The group then sauntered to Grizedale Reservoir and took time out to remember less peaceful times at eleven o’clock. Continuing down stream at the side of Grizedale Brook the group passed through Grize Dale before crossing the brook and climbing one of Roger's “Minimal” ascents to reach Burns Farm and Birks Farm (where there is a temporary diversion of the path). Dropping down to Eidsforth Lane the group then headed for Lower House Farm. On the way they sheltered behind vegetation and made use of tussocks of grass whilst they ate and sun worshipped.
From Lower House Farm another “Minimal” ascent took the party to Sullom Side before they dropped down to join the River Calder and Calder Vale. After climbing out of Calder Vale to pass through Kelbeck Farm the group walked down by the south side of Grizedale Lea Reservoir before returning to Grizedale Bridge.

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Dorothy instructs the group

 

Setting off for Fell End

 

A wayside seat at Grize Dale

 

Entering Grize Dale . . .

 

where some ladies loiter

 

The group about to take two minutes silence at eleven o'clock

 

A mark of remembrance . . .

 

left by the group at the foot of Nicky Nook

 

Nicky Nook viewed from Grizedale Brook

 

Refreshment time by Grizedale Brook

 

with the sun highlighting . . .

 

the remnants of the autumn leaves

 

A bridge . . .

 

over Grizedale Brook . . .

 

giving access to Burns Farm

 

One of Roger's minimal ascents . . .

 

requiring maximum stamina . . .

 

in order to reach the top

 

Lunch stop, out of the wind

 

Another minimal ascent . . .

 

before descending from Sullom Side to the River Calder

 

Calder Vale . . .

 

where we pass a place of worship

 

Where is the path? Behind the van . . .

 

and up hill again

 

Radio masts on Barnacre Moor

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