Sunday, 14th November 2010


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
Accompanied by:

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 . . .


Jeffrey Mount


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) . . .


from Winterscleugh


Tony and Ray lead the way across the stepping stones . . .


followed by John

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