|Walk:||Askham, Heughscar Hill, The Cockpit, Arthur's Pike, Bonscale Pike, Loadpot Hill, Roman Road (course of)|
|Start Point:||Askham Village all car park||Grid Ref:||NY 512 236|
|Distance:||12.5 miles||Ascent:||2,400 feet|
|Weather:||A damp start with a cool breeze but sunny by the afternoon|
Marie, John D, Ray Mandy, Debbie, Phil, Eric, Ruth, Caroline
|Comments:||Askham is a very pretty village that hasn't been changed by the influx of tourists. It was a drizzly start to the walk with a cool breeze. Taking a shortcut from Heughscar Hill to The Cockpit meant that we had to navigate some boggy ground. By the time we got to Bonscale Pike the skies were starting to brighten on the opposite side of Ullswater. The sun finally came out when we reached Loadpot Hill and the rest of the day was very pleasant - especially as it was nearly all downhill from Loadpot Hill.|
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Leaving Askham we pass a beautiful bank of daffodils
Heughscar Hill, our first summit and one of Wainwrights Outlying Fells is . . .
just the place for a group shot
Where's the pilot? Debbie adjusts her bag at 'The Cockpit' stone circle
Arthur's Pike, our second summit and one of Wainwrights 214 fell tops
Anyone seen any sheep around here?
Our second Wainwright, Bonscale Pike where . . .
Marie keeps everyone amused or . . .
have they just spotted the sun across the water?
Place Fell still languishes under cloud
Loadpot Hill, our third (and last) Wainwright
I do believe the weather is improving . . .
and after a quick shot of the sun on St Sunday Crag . . .
the sun finally comes out for a group shot before we leave Loadpot Hill
Now that's the way to do it!
Phil takes the lead as we return to . . .
'The Cockpit' stone circle . . .
and enjoy the continuing sunshine - quite a change from this morning
Phil manages to snatch a quick shot
The fell ponies show off their winter coats - along with the mud they have gathered
Lowther Hall comes into view . . .
as we drop back into the village . . .
past the lovely bank of daffodils . . .
which look resplendent in the sunshine
Askham is a beautiful village, well worth a visit . . .
with it's central green areas - completely unspoilt
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