Sunday, 17th July 2016

Walk: Hartley, Stainmore Railway Line, Lockthwaite, Nateby Common, Rigg Beck, Ruined Shelter, 9 Standards Rigg, Faraday Gill, Hartley Fell and Quarry, Hartley. (The descent reverses Wainwright’s Coast to Coast route)
Start Point: Silver Street CP, Kirkby Stephen Grid Reference: NY 733 088
Distance: 10.2 miles Ascent: 1,600 feet
Time: 5.5 hours
Weather: Fine, cool wind
Comments:

10 walkers. The easier way to access 9 Standards Rigg. The 9 Standards are not seen until the last moment. Excellent views.

9 Standars Rigg is in the centre of the far ridge. Viewed from the cattle market next to Silver Street Car Park

Our route took us over these two wonderful testimonies to Victorian Civil Engineering

Hartley Castle Farm as seen from Merrygill Viaduct

Arriving on Merrygill Viaduct

More arrivals on Merrygill Viaduct

Brian finds a non-rambling rambler

Looking down Dukerdale

Lunching by Rigg Beck

The ascent to the ruined shelter. Mallerstang in the background

We knew the top had been reached when we arrived at the viewpoint

The 9 Standards Rigg was before us

9 Standards for 9 Fylde Ramblers

9 Fylde Ramblers and 1 Standard Rigg

As we descended alongside Faraday gill. We turned for a final look at 9 Standards Rigg on the distant horizon

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