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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