Sunday, 4th February 2018

Walk: Tarn Hows, Black Crag, Cathedral Caves (Quarries) and Holme Fell
Start Point: Tarn Hows Grid Reference: SD 327 996
Distance: 9.5 miles Ascent: 2,500 feet
Time: 5.5 hours
Weather: A cold day but with bright sunshine giving way to light cloud.

Four people did the walk although five set off. Betsy made a guest appearance to do a solo walk to Stand End and back. As for the strenuous group, after Leaving Tarn Hows our route took us to Black Crag.
Dropping down to our path we once again met up with Betsy and had our morning break.
Continuing on into Little Langdale Valley, we had our tour of the Cathedral caves. Garry was amazed as he had never seen them before. Lunch was taken en-route to Tilberthwaite.
Our final top was Holme Fell where once again we had excellent views of the surrounding hills.
Descending past Yew Tarn we climbed back up to Tarn Hows via Glen Mary Bridge and the water falls.
A not too strenuous day but with excellent views, excellent weather and lots of interest.

Ready for the off with guest appearances by Betsy and Garry

Mid morning at Tarn Hows with clear blue skies

On top of Black Crag, one of the lower Wainwright fells

An excellent view to some of the higher fells, but which are they?

With torches at the ready, the Cathedral Caves, once owned by Beatrix Potter
and now the National Trust, can be entered via this tunnel

Yes, it is this way

It ain’t half dark in here

Little Langdale Quarries known as Cathedral Quarries or caves

This cutting leads to a high level which looks down on . . .

the lower levels of the cave

Tony and Robb looking up in amazement

Lunch with a spectacular view

Holme Fell, another of the lower Wainwright Fells

A view from Holme Fell over Coniston Water

Waterfalls on the way back up to Tarn Hows

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