Sunday, 14th July 2013


Walk: Barbon Church, Barbondale, Blindbeck Bridge, Bullpot Farm, Brownthwaite, Fell Road, Langthwaite, Whelprigg House, Low Bank House
Start Point: Barbon Village Hall Grid Ref: SD 627 822
Distance: 9.2 miles Ascent: 1,460 feet
Weather: Sunny with a pleasant breeze Time: 5 hours
Comments: Marie, Sheila and Phil joined me for this relaxed walk around Barbon Low Fell. The dappled shade through Barbondale soon brought us to Blindbeck Bridge before tackling the main climb of the day to Bullpot Farm. After a short road section we headed up again, to the trig point on Barbon Low Fell. An easy descent took us down to the main track and on to the large cairn on Brownthwaite Pike. Another descent and road section led us on to Fellfoot Road which we soon left to head through the fields and back to Barbon. A pleasant and easy walk on a hot day.

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St Bartholomew's, Barbon, was built in 189293


This young calf seemed to have difficulty in walking


Entering Barbondale . . .


where we enjoy dappled shade . . .


and pass a footbridge


We cross Barbon Beck . . .


via Blindbeck Bridge


Foxgloves on our climb to . . .


our elevenses spot - hoping no-one wants to pass through the gate


Heading up to . . .


Barbon Low Fell . . .


where the views include Castle Knott and Howegill Head


Cairn and shelter on Brownthwaite Pike . . .


where Sheila, Marie and Phil discuss the views


A good path leads us off Brownthwaite


to meet the main track


A family affair


Elderflower bush . . .


in full bloom


Some thistles . . .


add colour to the banking


An erratic has been 'walled-in'


The mown paths makes the way clear


We approach Whelprigg House . . .


which dates back to 1834 though various additions were made in the early 20th century.
Today, the entire North Wing of the house is available for hire.


We steer well clear of this fella


The Blue Leicester sheep are quite happy to stay where they are . . .


as we walk past


Is this my best side?


The church heralds our return to Barbon

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