Sunday, 18th January 2015

Walk: Hutton Roof Crags, Farleton Fell
Start Point: Plain Quarry car park Grid Reference: SD 552 761
Distance: 11 miles Ascent: 1,000 feet
Time: 5.5 hours
Weather: Cold with light wind on fell tops. Snow in te morning, milder in the afternoon

6 walkers joined the leader for a pleasant winter walk around the  fells to the North West of Burton In Kendal. Walk started from the Parking Area at Plain Quarry heading NE to the hamlet of Hutton Roof   where we ascended to  Hutton Roof Crags passing Blasterfoot Gap and the Rakes. The ground was snow covered but the paths were disguisable and easy to follow. Stopping briefly for a quick tea break we continued north over the limestone pavements of Newbiggin Crags before reaching the highest point on Farleton Knott. (265m) After the usual group photos we descended the fell following a path down the NW slope of Farleton Fell. Our return route took us along the Lancaster Canal to the village of Holme where we took lunch and then on through Clawthorpe … Dalton and finally back to Plain Quarry. 

Passing Park Wood Nature Reserve

This is where we are . . .

following the leader

even the sheep look cold

Heading off for New Biggin Crags

A winter scene - - - - wish I had a better camera

Limestone pavement with icing on top

Highpoint north of Holmepark Fell . . .

Arnside Knott in the distance above the low mist

Looking over the fell below

Craggy outcrop

We're all still here - - - and cold too

The canal was lightly frozen

OK - who has got their bus pass?????

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