|Walk:||Moor Howe, Dubbs Road, Sour Howes, Sallows, Garburn Pass, Kentmere Hall, Whiteside End, High Borrans, Moor Howe|
|Start Point:||Moore Howe / Dubbs Road||Grid Ref:||NY 423 006|
|Distance:||10 miles||Ascent:||1,800 feet|
|Weather:||Mist and drizzle for most of the day|
Marie, Gill, Andrea (and Shep), led by me
|Comments:||There was some drizzle to start and we climbed into mist soon after we left Dubbs Road. Sour Howes summit was difficult to spot in the mist. We descended out of the cloud as we dropped towards Kentmere but distant views were still hazy. There were a lot of mountain bikers on the route to Whiteside End and High Borrans - further investigation revealed that this area is a 'mecca' for mountain bike trails.|
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Before long we come across some rather large puddles - a sign of the previous night's heavy rain
One was so large we just had to wade through it
Gill, Andrea and Shep appear out of the mist on the way to Sour Howes
The summit is difficult to find in mist . . .
. . . but we'll opt for this one
Sallows is more distinct . . .
but Shep doesn't want to pose up here
The raindrops look like jewels as we stop for elevenses on Crabtree Brow
Shep, and the mandatory stick, wait by the gate
This tree would have been much more impressive with sun on it
Kentmere Hall started out as a pele tower in the 14th century, with 5ft thick walls . . .
. . . but was added to in 15th-16th century, turning it into a farmhouse
Shep waits patiently with his stick . . .
as we walk towards Whiteside End
We are surprised to find a spring in the middle of the path
A banking provides a sheltered spot for lunch
Shep was going to bring this stick, but decided to leave it behind
Is Marie thinking of a rowing adventure?
Who threw my stick in here - it's a bit cold today
A tired looking Shep - 'Are we nearly there yet?'
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