Finsthwaite Heights

We had a short, low level walk today up to the lovely High Dam and to Finsthwaite Heights. The trees are resplendent in golden glory at the moment making this walk in an already attractive area even more so.

Finsthwaite Heights

Another low level walk today due to the inclement weather up to Finsthwaite Heights and High Dam from Finsthwaite. Although man made to provide water power for the nearby bobbin mills (1835), the dams still manage to look beautiful and were described by Wainwright as ‘a much nicer place than the over populated Tarn Hows’.

Oddly, in the Wainwright Outlying fell chapter ‘Finsthwaite Heights’, he makes no mention of reaching the actual highest point and the chapter is just a walk around the area, so today I made the small detour to reach the top.

Finsthwaite Heights

A short walk on this wet morning to Finsthwaite and High Dam from Newby Bridge. This walk follows Wainwright’s Finsthwaite Heights chapter in his book ‘The Outlying Fells of Lakeland’, page 74.