Thursday 23 August 2012

Crookdale Crag and Borrowdale Edge

Borrowdale from Winterscleugh
Today I was out walking with Ian, and with the object of trying to walk somewhere newish to both of us, we parked on the A6 near Hucks Bridge. We crossed a very wet field to the west and followed the minor road north to Crookdale, once a farm but now just a house. The bridleway is basically the old road over Shap Fell, superceded by the A6 and eventually the M6 further to the east. Crossing the A6 we headed for Crookdale Crag, the going underfoot rough and wet. The wall accompanied us as far as the Breast High track which looked in good order. the wall was missed in the brisk wind as we followed Borrowdale Edge, views to the Howgills filling the horizon to the east. The ground underfoot incredibly wet. We picked up the bridleway down to Low Borrowdale Farm. Our route back to the car was simple enough, we followed the bridleway up the Borrowdale valley. We had been very lucky with the weather, all around us we could see showers drifting across, but it remained dry for us

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