Sunday, 12th July 2015

Walk: Barbon, Eskhome Pike , Castle Knott , Calf Top, & Holme Knotts
Start Point: Barbon Grid Reference: SD 627 823
Distance: 14 miles Ascent: 2,500 feet
Time: 6.5 hours
Weather:

Misty in the morning clearing later in the day

Comments:

The weather was again very disappointing this week. As soon as we gained any height we were in thick cloud and mist so there were no views from Calf Top as was hoped. However, all was not lost as conditions improved considerably once we were below the cloud height and the day ended with blue sky and sunshine. Our good deed for the day was releasing a lamb from a wire fence. It had pushed its head through the wire mesh and was unable to get free so it was well and truly stuck. Due to a great team effort, particularly by Jenny who hung onto the hind legs preventing any movement so its head could be freed by Tony and Robb, the lamb was able to run off and re-join its mother. Why do they always think the grass is greener in the other field!

We certainly had a laugh as we crossed the fields back to Barbon, as we passed through dozens of styles and openings which were all quite different with some so narrow they were a struggle to get through.

Even though the views had been disappointing all six on the walk enjoyed the day.

Setting off on the climb up to Eskholme Pike

Eskholme Pike summit

Still smiling on Castle Knott

The summit of Calf Top where Karen points out where we were going next

Dropping down the mist starts to clear

Looking across to where we were last week: Aye Gill Pike

Looking out to our next port of call Holme Knott

Holme Knott summit

Trig point

The orchids were in flower

Orchid

Different variety

What a different day with views of where we had been earlier in the distance

A very young pony

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