|Typical Upper Teesdale scene with the cloud down on Viewing Hill which I would climb later in the day.|
|Once on the open fell I followed this old hush which runs parallel to the Trough Mine to the North.|
It gave a bit of shelter from the moisture laden air.
|Out of the hush and onto the open fell, this fine Bellpit was one of several here.|
|Then a short drive rund to the car park at Cow Green Reservoir. The sun was doing its best to make an appearance reflecting on the water.|
|Lots of signage....although if I had heeded it I would never have got to my intended top.|
|The remains of Dubbysike lead mine last worked in the late 1940's I believe. The shooting hut is in good order considering its relative proximity to the car park.|
|This is the point at which I left the track to find the summit of Viewing Hill. The sheepfold has made use of some old mine buildings I think.|
|It didn't take long to reach the cairn marking the highpoint of Viewing Hill...NO view!!|
It was very wet underfoot hereabouts!
|Back down to the track the same way. The wall encloses the flooded Swans Shaft of Green Hurth Mine. Cow Green Reservoir is just below the cloud in the distance.|
There is more information on Green Hurth Mine here
|Looking across the dressing floors to the huge wheelpit, historic images here|
|Looking back up the incline from the mine tips and dressing floors to Swans Shaft and the track which I followed back to the car at Cow Green.|
So no "Pikes" and no "View" but a good day all the same. I've always liked this area :-)