Wednesday, 25 April 2012

High Rigg, St John’s in the Vale

 

It’s a short walk across the road  from the front door of the Salving House and on Saturday night the Walker’s Bar in the Scafell Hotel was very welcoming offering good food and a few recovery drinks.  Rain overnight, but the dire weather forecast never materialised and we woke up with the overnight cloud clearing to dappled sunshine.

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Rosthwaite

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Stopping off on the shores of Derwentwater gave some lovely vistas

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Local residents on the shores of the Lake

We drove the Threlkeld to recce the route for a 60-mile walk Ian is leading for the Rucksack Club in a couple of week’s time.  Picking up the path through St John’s in the the Vale we were able to check out a couple of options.

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Ancient steps leading up to the road near Threlkeld Bridge

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Yew Tree Farm

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St John’s Beck

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Looking up at High Rigg, which we would climb on the way back

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The lovely pastures of St John’s in the Vale

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Sosgill Bridge - eighteenth century packhorse bridge, grade II listed

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Hebridean Black Sheep a long way from home!

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How about that for a comfy seat

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Looking down to Thirlmere from the ridge up to High Rigg

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Patches of sunlight on the flanks of Blencathra from High Rigg

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Knott Halloo in shadow in the foreground have a look here to see it in best winter condition

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These little fellas were playing King of the castle on this boulder

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The old railway bridge at Threlkeld

Nice gentle outing for weary-legged runners and marshalls!

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