Thursday 15th October 2009
Start point: Barley Bridge,
Staveley (SD 470 987)
Hugill Fell (OF)
Distance: 1.6 miles
Total Ascent: 160 metres
Time Taken: 30 minutes
Weather: Damp and dreary. 15oC.
It was a claggy old day today with the
mist and drizzle clinging to the fell sides. I opted for a shorter - and
lower - walk up to Hugill Fell, the perfect training ground for Dougal.
He needs to practice those descents though, it was amusing watching him
trying to keep up with Casper and running at full pelt down the hill
only to bowl over when his legs could go no faster!
Heron reflection on the weir at Barley Bridge.
He had a good perch and was quite content to sit
around. Better here than at my garden pond!
Looking back towards Staveley from the climb. Damp and
dreary it was, but also very warm.
Running for Hugill Fell, the cairn visible on the
Kentmere from Hugill Fell.
The cairn on Hugill Fell seems to change shape every
time I visit. Nice to see it still there though.
Casper and Dougal at the cairn. Look at all the flying
ants buzzing around the cairn, there were thousands of them today.
Looks like a couple of people have reached the top of
Reston Scar across the way.
'What are you doing up there?'.
Reflections on a calm River Kent.
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