|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|
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 . . .
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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