Sunday, 21 July 2019

Carlin Gill and the Hills to the South of Said Gill!

Out with @ianwood2011 today, and a trip to the Howgill fells...avoiding the school holiday hordes. We parked near the foot of Carlin Gill (OS name, I have always understood it to be spelt Carling?) and set off up Carlin Gill with an overcast sky and a stiff breeze.....

We both thought the path used to be more obvious n the lower part of the gill, but the walking isn't very taxing.

Further up the gill narrows and the path climbs above the bed of the gill.

We paused to look up the side beck of Black Force...neither of us have ever ascended this...and looking at the looseness of the "rock" I doubt we ever will!

Not much further up the gill is "The Spout", a bit of scrambling is required to get past this obstacle.
Beyond the waterfall and it's associated scramble the ground levels out a bit, we had our butties in the vicinity of Blakethwaite Bottom. It was then a stiff pull up to.... 

....Docker Knott. Here Ian is checking Viewranger,  I think checking the identity of distant hills.

We then walked the ridge over Over Sale, Taffergill Hill, Stowgill Head, Breaks Head and onto this point which is in fact unnamed on the 1:25000 map. A good view to the South and the 3 peaks tho!

Next on the agenda Fell Head, a superb view down the Lune Valley all the way to Morecambe Bay in the distance. It was incredibly windy here.
It was down hill almost all the way back to the car from Fell Head over Linghaw, Knowles and Back Balk.
A good round this, if it hadn't been so windy we would have probably have walked over to The Calf and back....although it isn't a very logical extension, if that kind of thing bothers you!

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