|Walk:||Black Combe, Holegill Beck, Annaside Banks, Whitbeck St. Mary Church, Silecroft|
|Start Point:||Layby on the A5093 near Silecroft||Grid Reference:||SD 132 822|
|Distance:||12.5 miles||Ascent:||2,500 feet|
|Weather:||After an early fall of “frozen snow” the weather was dry but cold|
Nine walkers joined me on this walk over and around Black Combe. The conditions on the fell were better than I expected and we did get some views on the descent from Black Combe. Some of the field paths were a little wet in places particularly around Annaside Farm.
A low mist and freezing conditions . . .
had created some picturesque sculptures . . .
on the low growing grasses . . .
as we made our way . . .
up the long ascent . . .
to the summit of . . .
Black Combe . . .
where we enjoyed our morning break . . .
and posed for a group photo
After crossing Holegill Beck . . .
it looks like 'The Last of the Summer Wine' . . .
are trying to work out . . .
where the sheep are going
A bright patch of colour as we head west
Who's crossing our patch?
Let's have some fun . . .
and enjoy the mud!
Reaching Annaside Bank . . .
we find a sheltered spot for lunch
No swimming when you've just eaten John
Making our way south . . .
there are signs of severe erosion
Looking back to Annaside Banks