29th July 2012
||Hard Knott Gill,
Hard Knott, Lingcove
Bridge, River Esk, Esk Pike,
Ore Gap, Moasdale
||Lay-by 0.5 mile west of Cockley Beck
||NY 242 017
||An unsettled day with
frequent heavy showers and the odd sunny interval. Temperature very
cool for July.
||You can plan the walk but you canít plan
the weather as the five members who joined me on this walk found
out. The walk began as planned with an ascent of Hard Knott en route
to Lingcove Beck. Unfortunately, due to the amount of water in the
beck it was impossible to continue with the planned walk and a
substitute was hastily arranged. This involved descending to
Lingcove Bridge where we could safely cross and then climbing Esk
Pike and return through Moasdale. Due to the wet weather, the ground
was saturated and made for heavy going. I think the cars were a
welcome sight to all at the end of this walk.
Scroll down to see photos of the walk
Looking back across Wrynose Bottom . . .
as we climb the Hardknott Pass . . .
to reach Hard Knott
Looking down to Lingcove Beck . . .
as we descend to Lingcove Bridge
where Lingcove Beck . . .
joins the River Esk
One of the higher waterfalls . . .
which can be seen from the bridge . . .
where we stop for elevenses
Esk waterfalls . . .
with lots of water today
Looking back to the coast . . .
as we climb to Esk Pike . . .
with its rocky summit
Time to make our way down . . .
beside Yeasty Rigg Gill . . .
with good views over distant fells . . .
and a meandering Lingcove Beck
Looking back to Esk Pike, Ore Gap and Bow Fell
The Scafells are still in mist
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