Sunday, 18th March 2012

Walk: Gamelands Stone Circle, Sunbiggin, Clockeld Farm, Great Asby, Sayle and Copper Mine Lanes, Great Asby Scar Nature Reserve
Start Point: Lay-by on B6261 400m east of Orton Grid Reference: NY 629 080
Distance: 10.4 miles Ascent: 1,200 feet
Time: 5.5 hours    
Weather: Dry, Sunny with maximum visibility.
Comments: 19 walkers. Huge water burst in Knots Lane was receiving attention by the time we returned (but the same had happened on the recce). Gamelands Stone Circle can now be accessed from Knots Lane.

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Am early stop at Gamelands Stone Circle


We climbed into limestone paving near Little Kinmond


Descent from limestone and heading toward the Northern Pennines


Lunch in Great Asby


Asby Gill was short of water


Great Asby


Coppermine Lane


Views across to the Northern Pennines


Walking through the Great Scar Nature Reserve


Views across to the Howgills


Afternoon tea-break


Cloud formation over the Upper Lune Valley


A lonely tree on Great Asby Scar


It's all downhill from here


Tucking in . . .


after a great walk

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