|Walk:||Borrowdale Valley, Roundthwaite, Jeffrey's Mount, Winterscleugh, Borrow Beck|
|Start Point:||Lay-by on A6 just south of Huck's Bridge||Grid Ref:||NY 552 038|
|Distance:||11 miles||Ascent:||1,850 feet|
|Weather:||Dry but cold|
4 members of the group
|Comments:||An easy walk through the valley took us to the A685 which we followed north past the quarry. Turning onto the Roundthwaite Road we took the minor road to Roundthwaite before following a footpath up to Jeffrey's Mount. From here we headed generally east to seek out the summits on the rolling ridge. Reaching Breasthigh Road we made our way down to Borrow Beck. Some new stepping stones took us across the beck and back to the car.|
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From the A6 we can see the route leading into Borrowdale
A little sunshine highlights the water as it tumbles over small stones
Unfortunately John hadn't ordered the sun for our elevenses stop . . .
so we quickly carry on through the valley . . .
as the sun casts tree shadows on the other side of the valley
A rather sorry-looking barn (at least it used to be!)
Emerging onto the A685 which parallels the M6 in close proximity at this point
Passing the quarry . . .
the drill holes can be clearly seen
South of Tebay the M6 crosses the River Lune . . .
but quickly heads back to the other side
Tebay and the M6 from our climb to . . .
Our route ahead undulates over a number of summits . . .
and some fell ponies enjoy the sun
Predictably, the sun has disappeared when we stop for lunch . . .
where we have a view into the valley
Eventually we can see the cars (just) . . .
Tony and Ray lead the way across the stepping stones . . .
followed by John