Sunday, 20th November 2011

   

            

 

Walk: Bracelet Moor, Broughton Mills, Great Stickle, Stickle Pike, Park Head Road, Caw, Natty Bridge
Start Point: Parking area at corner of Broughton Moor Wood Grid Reference: SD 257 931
Distance: 10.6 miles Ascent: 2,800 feet
Time: 6 hours    
Weather: Blanket low cloud from beginning to end of walk. Very mild temperature for time of year and little breeze except on summits.
Comments: Eight walkers attended for this walk which was completed totally in mist. Apart from being very good exercise, the only other plus points I can think of were the opportunity to hone my navigating skills and the quality of the company.

Scroll down to see photos of the walk

Setting out in the mist . . .

 

we are pleased our route doesn't head this way!

 

Kath and Garry pose by the stile

 

The bridge at Broughton Mills . . .

 

where Phil records the wording . . .

 

on each side

 

Climbing up to Great Stickle, one of Wainwrights Outlying Fells . . .

 

where Robb matches his blue gear with the blue trig point

 

The trig point and cairn . . .

 

where we stop for morning coffee

 

The next Outlying Fell is . . .

 

Stickle Pike . . .

 

followed by the third Outlying Fell - Caw . . .

 

where we find a sheltered spot for lunch . . .

 

and take in the 'fantastic views'

 

A rotting wooden post . . .

 

hosts some interesting lichen . . .

 

with tiny leaves and 'flowers'

 

Crossing Natty Bridge . . .

 

which spans River Lickle

 

Still misty as we head through the forest . . .

 

back to the cars

 

'Aint nothing but a hound dog'

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