Saturday, 1st August 2009


Walk: Throstlerake Crags, Moor Gill, Black Combe, Charley Fold, Butcher's Breast, Whitbeck
Start Point: Large lay-by off A595 south of Townend Hall Grid Ref: SD 120 837
Distance: 7.25 miles Ascent: 2,000 feet
Weather: Started out sunny and hot but became damp with mist on the summit
Accompanied by:

Marie, Andrea, Gill and Shep

Comments: After the initial climb through bracken we eventually joined the main route from Whicham. From here it was a clear route to the summit but by this time the temperature had dropped and the thick mist hid the Blackcombe Screes. Heading down a pleasant grassy path the weather cleared and we had some views along the coast.


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The early drizzle has stopped and the sun has come out has we prepare to start the walk


Climbing up through bracken we have a good view of the coast . . .


and eventually reach a wide green path


But we have climbed into the mist . . .


and it is very cold on the summit


The weather clears as we descend and . . .


we follow a very pleasant green path as we check out the coastal views


One of the becks crossed on the way down

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