|Walk:||Dalton Crags, Hutton Roof Crags, Uberash Breast, Uberash Plain, Holmepark Fell, Farleton Knott, Whin Yeats, The Rakes, Hutton Roof Park|
|Start Point:||Plain Quarry||Grid Reference:||SD 552 761|
|Distance:||9 miles||Ascent:||1,620 feet|
|Weather:||Sunny and mild|
|Comments:||After reaching the trig point at Hutton Roof Crags I took the northerly path to Uberash Plain. This was a very good route with splendid views of the coast and the Lake District Fells. From here I made my way across to Holmepark Fell where there are lots of interesting rock formations and erratics amongst the limestone pavement. A slight detour took me to the highest point of the fell, a good place to stop for lunch. I then made my way across to Farleton Knott before following the pleasant green path to the north of Newbiggin Crags then on to the Hutton Roof footpath. Taking the footpath west of The Rakes was a mistake as this led through tedious woodland so I navigated across to the main footpath to the east of the woodland. It was then a pleasant walk back to the car.|
Taking a higher path through Dalton Crags . . .
many trees are 'in for the chop'
Ingleborough stands out clearly against the blue sky
Hutton Roof Crags
The path through the limestone pavement is often narrow . . .
but the open area of Uberash Breast . . .
gives clear views to the coast . . .
and the Lakeland Fells . . .
and one more before I go!
The sun highlights the tree trunks on Uberash Plain . . .
and the buds on the gorse are just opening up
Prevailing wind direction is obvious
Heysham Power Station
One of the erratics on Holmepark Fell . . .
Farleton Knott from the summit of Holmepark Fell . . .
Farleton Knott . . .
and looking back to the summit of Holmepark Fell . . .
where a gentleman enjoys the views
River Kent estuary from Farleton Knott
Rock climbing at The Rakes
Through the woodland - lots of moss
A trio of wildflowers to finish with