Wednesday, 19th September 2007


Walk: Askham, Heughscar Hill (OF), The Cockpit, Arthur's Pike, Loadpot Hill, Brown Rigg, The Cockpit, Riggingleys Top, Askham
Start Point: Askham Community Hall CP Grid Ref: NY 512 236
Distance:  12 miles Ascent:  2,000 feet
Weather: Dull start with some sunny spells later, rather windy
Accompanied by:

Marie, led by me

Comments: After leaving the village with the Post office on the right the paths were wide and clear, cut through the bracken. The Cockpit marked the start of narrower paths but reasonably easy to follow. There were good views of Ullswater and a sheltered spot at Arthur's Pike to have our elevenses. As we approached Loadpot Hill the path became steeper, with some muddy patches. As the terrain varied little on the route back the walking became a little monotonous for a while. 


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Ullswater and Pooley Bridge from Arthur's Pike


Ullswater and ferry with Great Dodd and Clough Head in the distance


Marie on Loadpot Hill . . .


and Kath


The Cockpit - stone circle


Back at Rigginleys Top these fell ponies are enjoying their evening meal


They all look in good condition - especially when the sun catches them


Idyllic farm on the way back into Askham - and what about the tree?

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