|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|
|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
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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