Thursday 22 January 2015

A Couple of Wythop Birketts

A great couple of hours in one of the most peaceful valleys of the Lake District. Hidden from most folk and the neighbouring Wainwright's are usually bagged in short up and down trips from the other side. All good for the lover of quiet places....

We were able to park at the end of the public road. The bridleway heads East towards Wythop Woods.

Turning North we passed the abandoned farm of Lothwaite Side...shame its got amazing views as you can see!

As height is gained on the contouring path the Skiddaw group looks magnificent across Bass Lake.

This was our view from our lunch spot , the top of Lothwaite. There was barely a breath of wind.

It's only a short distance to Rivings, the next top. Here roughly in the centre of the image (not in the distance, that's Ling Fell). The weather seemed to be turing for the worse as cloud was building from the West. 

To the West all still looked good though. Paths and bridleways led back through Chapel Wood, and eventually the car.
A really pleasant, and peaceful outing.

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