|Once we'd gained a bit of height, the Lowther valley was seen to great advantage.|
Here looking North towards Whale and Askham.
|Field paths and a bridleway brought us to the open fell near Moorshill. the valley directly infront is Cawdale. I have visited Cawdale from "tother" side a couple of times. Once on a "Saunders Mountain Marathon"!|
|This old clapper bridge over Cawdale beck has been repaired with a bit of concrete. |
Its done well to survive the recent floods. It gave us access to......
|....Towtop Kirk. Not the most impressive, and the light/my photo does it no favours!|
More here for those who might be interested in this type of thing.
|Our return route was across the marshy ground in the middle distance, before picking up this bridleway.|
|Having crossed some access land and Cawdale Beck, (again) we came across this small dam. At a guess I think it was probably made for a water supply, but now is possibly a hydro plant?|
From here it was an easy downhill walk back to Bampton and the car.