Thursday 29 June 2017

Brackenber Moor aka Appleby Golf Course!! Whattt!!

Don't worry folks I've not taken up golf! Appleby-in-Westmorland's golf club is on Brackenber Moor, and has lots of paths criss-crossing it. It also has a number of Tumuli and other antiquities.
Neither of us felt very energetic and this would be new ground to both of us. We parked at Brackenber Gate and headed across the golf course to George Gill. There is an ancient earthwork above the gill, quite evident on the ground but didn't photograph well....enough rambling, on with the photos....

Unusual sandstone formations adjacent to.....

....This cave. quite large, marked on the 1:25000 map.. It's large enough to shelter several folk, although occupied today by a decaying dead sheep :-(

Appleby Golf Club clubhouse, Roman Fell behind. Beyond that the Warcop Range, today the army were very busy knocking hell out of something!!
We made our way back to the car on several paths/bridleways as I mentioned earlier they cross the course a number of times. As the "rough" is largely left alone except for the sheep there was lots of bird life which is excellent.

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