Start point: Greendale (NY 144 056)

Greendale – Greendale Gill – Glade How Buckbarrow – Gill Beck- Greendale

Distance: 2.9 miles     Total Ascent: 370 metres     Time Taken: 1 hour 30 minutes

Weather: Overcast with a strong wind. 13ºC

Today I had a short walk up to Buckbarrow from Greendale. It was quite warm and there was the occasional but brief sunny spell. The wind was really strong on the top and I could hardly hold the camera steady at times. Before the walk I got talking to Jos Naylor, the fell running legend (the ‘King of the Fells’) who lives in these parts. He has a working dog that is part Beardie, showing the widespread use of the breed in the Lake District as sheepdogs. It was fantastic to meet the great man so it was only fitting that I should visit his cairn today too. I think old Jos had his eye on Casper to use as a working dog on the fells…

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