|Walk:||Applethwiate, Thornthwaite Forest, Old Mill tea rooms (none bought), Watches and Barkbeth below Broad End, Cumbria Way and Skiddaw House YHA|
|Start Point:||Car park behind Latrigg||Grid Reference:||NY 281 254|
|Distance:||14 miles||Ascent:||3,000 feet|
|Weather:||Low cloud with occasional showers|
|Comments:||Walking in a clockwise direction, our group of five headed down the road for Applethwaite. We then turned off the road for paths through Thornthwaite Forest for the tea rooms at the Old Mill site on the A591. After elevenses we continued on forest paths below Ullock Pike to Barkbeth. After a short stretch of road walking towards Orthwaite, we picked up the Cumbria Way. Following this route for 3.5 miles we reached Skiddaw House, followed by the high level path below Lonscale Fell and the walk end. This last stretch of path had a substantial amount of running water so we had been lucky to miss what would have been heavy rain.|
The Group is happy because they are not doing Skiddaw Top!
The long, the short and the . . . .
The osprey viewing point looking down on Braithwaite opposite
The outflow from the Old Mill reservoir
Is that a picture of me you have just taken?
The dead and the regeneration clearly in progress
It must have rained to get this photo with Great Cockup as a backdrop
Whitewater Dash Falls
Looking down the waterfall
Skiddaw House YHA