Tuesday 27th November 2012
Kiln Bank Cross
(SD 215 933)
Kiln Bank Cross - Park Head Road -
- Park Head Road - Kiln Bank Cross
Distance: 3.3 miles
Total Ascent: 413 metres
Time Taken: 1 hour 40 minutes
Start Time: 09:20
Weather: Sunny spells with a cool wind.
There has been plenty of rain around over
the last week or so but the Lake District has escaped the severe
flooding that other parts of the country have been unfortunate enough to
endure. It almost seemed impossible that we could get some dry weather
at last after it rained relentlessly all day yesterday but here we have
it - a rare dry day! The tops of the highest fells have a covering of
snow and the wind up on top was pretty cold today.
The Park Head Road - a bit damp underfoot but not from
An interesting and different route to Brock Barrow
following an old quarry track, the zig-zags of which can be seen quite
Looking across the Duddon Valley from the ruined
quarry buildings to The Pike and Hesk Fell, Whitfell beyond.
Stickle Pike in mono.
Stickle Pike and Black Combe. These workings are more
extensive than I realised.
Caw and a bit of blue sky.
Snow capped Grey Friar and Swirl How.
The high fells at the head of the Duddon Valley are
lost under a thick belt of cloud.
Sunshine over Morecambe Bay, Heysham Power station
Lots of weather going on in the Duddon Valley as I
reached the top of Caw.
Black Combe from Caw.
There was a strong, cold wind up here today.
The Coniston fells.
The look that says a thousand words...
...and so does this one, something akin to 'Get a move on'!
Grey Friar, grey sky.
The Duddon Estuary.
The Fell Dogs.
Dougal the Woolly Jumper, proudly standing atop a wall today. He scaled
the north face of the 6' wall in one bound. The reason? 'Because it was
The way back, following the wall which follows the lay
of the land, in and out.
A bit brighter over Stickle Pike now.
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