Monks Bridge over the River Calder
looking back after crossing this old packhorse bridge
from the east bank - a better picture could be obtained in the winter!
Swainson Knott ahead with Thornholme Farm in front
looking up the valley of Worm Gill from the bridleway
bridges over Worm Gill and the River Calder below Thornholme
Cold Fell from the slopes of Swainson Knott
lots of cows on the fell and improving weather
looking north over the Calder Valley from the slopes of Swainson Knott
the undistinguished summit of Swainson Knott marked by more bones than stones
Sellafield power station from the top of Swainson Knott
360 degree panorama from Swainson Knott - click on the image for a larger version
I descended round this corner of Scalderskew Wood ..
.. not a good route as going in the wood was awful ..
.. until I joined this good track
anyone got any idea what animal might have dropped this on the track?
here's one presumably deposited earlier
Worm Gill has to be forded ..
.. too deep for dry feet so it's off with the socks and back on with the boots
Swainson Knott and my descent route from the other side of Worm Gill
lookig down the Worm Gill valley
ancient homestead beside the bridleway
from inside the homestead looking east to Seatallan
panoramic shot of the homestead
looking up the River Calder from the bridleway bridge
sheep are being gathered on the other side ..
.. and blocking the path