|Walk:||Maiden Moor, High Spy, Newlands Beck|
|Start Point:||Little Town||Grid Reference:||NY 233 914|
|Distance:||8 miles||Ascent:||1,900 feet|
|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
Wandope on the left to Crag Hill on the right
High Spy . . .
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