Wednesday, 18th June 2014

Walk: Maiden Moor, High Spy, Newlands Beck
Start Point: Little Town Grid Reference: NY 233 914
Distance: 8 miles Ascent: 1,900 feet
Time: 4.75 hours
Weather: Hot and humid

The forecast was for a high of 24 degrees centigrade, the hottest this week. However, ascending from Little Town to Hause Gate felt hotter than that in the humid conditions. There was no relief as I continued to climb to Maiden Moor then on to High Spy. With the next steep ascent in view I began to reconsider my original plan of heading to Dale Head then on to Hindscarth. With no relief in the temperature I decided to investigate the path down the valley beside Newlands Beck instead. An impressive waterfall made the ideal spot for a coffee stop then an intemittent path continued down the valley and back to the car.

A very still Derwent Water from Hause Gate

Cat Bells isn't on the programme today

Maiden Moor with Cat Bells to the right and the Northern Fells in the distance

and again

Wandope on the left to Crag Hill on the right

High Spy . . .

and me

An unexpected waterfall . . .

with an eroded hole . . .

and again from the front . . .

zooming in on the bottom section

and to the left of the waterfall . . .

a large clump of flowers - possibly daisies

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