|Just me and my shadow! out today, here looking North along South Tynedale|
|The long and straight track, it almost felt like Spring.|
|From the end of the track I struck up onto the broad ridge of Thornhope Fell.|
|It was easy going on a quad track as far as here, looking back the views were great.|
|This looked like a relatively new cairn, but did mark an excellent viewpoint.|
|The summit of Grey Nag, the trig is built on top of an ancient cairn (looks old anyway!)|
No Nags of any colour were seen!!
|There is also a substantial sheepfold, this would make an excellent place for a summit camp in wild weather.|
|Back over Grey Nag...still no Nags!|
I stopped for my lunch behind the wall/cairn for shelter.
|I was back at the car for 1.30 so had plenty of time to drive to near Tyne Head South of Garrigill, with a chance to climb Round Hill.|
The derelict farmstead of Dorthgill is in the foreground...a shame.
|I followed the South Tyne Trail up Tyne Head before leaving the well maintained road to ascend the fellside above Calvertfold following some old lead workings including this hush/openwork.|
|Beyond the old mines I followed the fence up to the summit of Round Hill. There was a grand view here today, the distant sheet of water in Cow Green Reservoir.|
|The wall which runs over Round Hill had caught the snow from yesterday evening.|
I descended by the same fence, but followed it all the way back to the Tyne Head road.
|Just above the road is Calvert Lead Mine, the old mine shop is in a sad state and the adit to the right of it is in a collapsed state...won't be long before there'll be little to see here.|
Having said all that have a look here this picture was taken 8 years ago! Not that different!
|Hard to believe it but this tumbling steam is the infant River Tyne or at least half of it.|
Another great day, I'm really enjoying being back in the Pennines.