|There's a good track to lead you up to the open fell. Behind the Lakes fells filled the skyline.|
|This track leads unerringly to just before the final rise to Thack Moor, which can be seen in the distance in this photo.|
|As far as I can tell this track was built to give access to this small coal pit. Although there are some small quarries and a n odd limekiln lower down the fell.|
|The spoil tip, now long grassed over provides a good vantage point to look over the Eden valley.|
|Just a short way from the old coal pit and I arrived at the trig point of Thack Moor....This is a relatively recently promoted 2000' top. The main reason for my visit!|
|Not far along the broad ridge is this well built sheepfold, it would provide a very sheltered camp/bivi spot....you'd have to carry water mind.....|
|....Unless you were to wring it out of your shoes! this is pretty much what conditions were like underfoot along the ridge :-)|
|Before I got to Black Fell I crossed Watch Hill the large cairn has a sandstone block with a weathered name carved on it.|
|In the last dip before Black Fell is this once grand sheepfold, it even had a little hut complete with fireplace. No doubt a fire would have been welcome working up here in all weathers.|
|From Black Fell it was down across Green Band heading for the waterfalls of Longtongue Beck.|
|Not the most impressive, there is a larger single drop just below here. I wouldn't however make a special visit just to see it though.|
|In a side beck, Great Stockdale Beck I think was this old lead mine level. Very low, only about 80cm! Lord knows how you would have worked such a mine?|
|A short climb out of the gill and I reached this track which contours across Green Rigg. It eventually joins the outward route and led back down to Renwick.|
A great days weather.
I really need to check out how many Nuttalls I've got left!