Monday 23rd February 2009
Nr Town Head, Troutbeck (NY 414 037)
Town Head, Troutbeck - Ing Lane - Ing Bridge - Hagg Bridge -
Troutbeck Tongue - Hagg
Bridge - Ing Bridge - Ing Lane - Town Head, Troutbeck
Distance: 4.2 miles
Total Ascent: 291 metres
Time Taken: 1 hour 30 minutes
Weather: Warm with the odd sunny
It certainly felt like Spring had sprung
today for a walk in Troutbeck Park to the relatively modest Troutbeck
Tongue, a fell that I have managed to neglect for nearly 4 years. It
felt like something was missing today, I can't quite put my finger on
Ill Bell and Yoke over Town Head.
Descending to Ing Lane in a brief interlude of
Looking along Troutbeck to The Tongue (above the barn)
with the magnificent Thornthwaite Crag, Froswick, Ill Bell, Yoke ridge
The Tongue, Troutbeck.
A stile with nothing to climb over, pointing the way
towards Threshthwaite and the promise of blue sky and sunshine.
Troutbeck Park Farm and The Tongue. This farm was the
former residence of Beatrix Potter and the area was used as the setting
in several stories.
The Hagg Gill path.
Correspondent Dudley Chignall asked if I could find
this scene from Potter's 'Pigling Bland' which is based to the east of
Troutbeck Park Farm. The answer is...well, no - not quite anyway. You
can see the bridge in the drawing and the gash of the waterfall, the
nearest I could see is in the photo below with the bridge and the
waterfall both in evidence and the tops look remarkably similar too.
Artistic licence, wrong angle or was I in the wrong place?
Threshthwaite Mouth from the direct route to the top
of Troutbeck Tongue.
Windermere from the summit of The Tongue.
Sour Howes and Sallows from Troutbeck Tongue.
The summit of Troutbeck Tongue.
A 180 degree panorama from Troutbeck Tongue. Select on
the image to open a larger version.
Red Screes and St Raven's Edge with the Kirkstone Pass
road in view to the centre left.
Wansfell above Troutbeck Park Farm.
A bit of sunshine over Troutbeck on the walk back.
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