Sunday, 2nd June 2013
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We set off past Greystoke Castle
We followed a well-defined gravel track through the estate with bluebells in the distance
The Greystoke Estate is beautiful countryside
The gravel track peters out and the North eastern fells dominate the skyline to the west
We climb our first mound where we stop to take in the stunning views to the west
We managed to find the trig point in Bernard's Wood where we had our elevenses.
What on earth is this?
This is what she should look like
We passed a very quaint little church at Sowerby Hall
From here we crossed the fields getting ever closer to Carrock Fell
King John in the horse shoe chair
We were never far from Carrock Fell on this stretch of the walk
Robb after a well-deserved lunch stop
We then entered Greystoke Forest
Then it was out onto the open access land and up onto Berrier Hill with views over Carrock Fell . . .
and to Blencathra . . .
and the Pennines
To the east we could see our final summit of the day, Summerground Crags
We managed to find the rock left by retreating glaciers in the last ice age
What a poser!
This area was scattered with little wild violas
We then set off to find the limestone pavements
Looking south with Little Mell Fell in the distance
We then crossed the access land to our final summit, Summerground Crags
More fine views of Blencathra
We approached Summerground Crags
As we dropped down from Summerground Crags Greystoke Castle came into view . . .
with views across to Penrith and the Pennines in the distance