Sunday, 7th October 2012

Walk: Green Bell, Randy Gill Top, Kensgriff, Yarlside, Bowderdale Head, Cautley Spout, The Calf, Hazelgill Knott, West Fell, Bowderdale
Start Point: Beneath the A685 at Wath Grid Ref: NY 684 050
Distance: 14 miles Ascent: 3,600 feet
Time: 6.5 hours    
Weather: A fine sunny day with excellent visibility.
Comments: Four walkers joined the leader on this visit to the Howgills. The weather was perfect, the views superb and it was unanimously agreed that we had had a good walk.

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Randy Gill Top, Kensgriff, Yarlside and The Calf from . . .

 

Green Bell summit

 

Very clear views from Green Bell summit across to the Lakes

 

Setting off towards Randy Gill Top

 

Looking west from Randy Gill Top over to the Lakes

 

Elevenses on Randy Gill Top

 

Looking back to Green Bell from Randy Gill Top

 

The Lake District hills in the distance

 

From Randy Gill summit we dropped down heading for Kensgriff with Wild Boar Fell in the distance

 

Kensgriff successfully conquered

 

Looking east from Kensgriff with the Pennines and Great Shunner Fell on the horizon

 

Yes we are heading up that very steep face of Yarlside!

 

The summit of Yarlside with Ingleborough in the distance

 

As we drop down off Yarlside . . .

 

Cautley Spout comes into view

 

As we climb up to Cautley Spout there is a stunning view down Cautley Spout Tongue

 

We keep climbing up following Red Gill Beck . . .

 

where we pass a very well built sheep fold

 

When we reach the ridge there are very clear views across to Morecambe Bay

 

A group photo at The Calf summit

 

From the summit we head off down to Hazelgill Knott

 

Looking back from West Fell up to Hazelgill Knott with Randygill Top and Kensgriff on the left

 

From West Fell there is a beautiful view up Langdale to Cobles at the end

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