I can only conclude from today's walk that not many people have completed the Nuttalls....paths were non-existent from what I could see once beyond Maize Beck.
If ever anyone says you're going to be "cast out" this is probably where you'll end up! On with the photos.....
|Climbing up the Pennine Way out of Dufton below Peeping Hill, Dufton Pike in the background.|
|Approaching Narrowgate, High Cup starts to be seen at its best.|
Meldon Hill is in the distant distance!
|I took the old "flood path" to Maize Beck|
|The footbridge is still here, I wasn't sure it would be with the new bridge further down Maize Beck making it redundant to a large degree.|
Meldon Hill still looked a long way off, and I knew from here the going would be pathless.
|Just me and my shadow out today...the terrain hereabouts is best described as "bloody rough", and that's being polite!|
|High Cup looks along way back from here. Normally as you gain height the going gets easier..not here.|
|Eventually of course if you stick at it, you reach the top. This is the view to the Northwest, Great Dun Fell, Little Dun Fell and Cross Fell.|
|The summit? has the remains of a Trig Point, its been demolished. The OS probably didn't ever want to come back here!|
|I pretty much reversed my outward route, stopping to take some photos of High Cup with the afternoon sun on it.A great day, but tough under the conditions. I was reduced to less than 1mph at one point.|