Tuesday, 1st December 2015

Walk: Wren Crag, Yew Crag, High Rigg, Low Rigg, Rake How, Low Bridge End Farm
Start Point: Legburthwaite Grid Reference: NY 318 189
Distance: 7 miles Ascent: 2,454 feet
Time: 3.75 hours
Weather: Very windy, intermittent drizzle with heavier rain towards the end
Comments: This low level walk was chosen for our first day because of the poor weather forecast. We were glad that the wind was at our backs as we walked along the ridge. After struggling to remain standing when we were on the summits, our return journey was a little easier. However, the heavy rain towards the end ensured that we had had good wetting before we got back to the cars!

The High Rigg ridge stretches out in front of us

Marie heads down past a swollen pond - now looking more like a tarn!

Yew Crag . . .

with Blencathra in the distance . . .

and Clough Head to the right

Skiddaw and Blencathra have their heads in the clouds

The Blencathra ridges can be seen from our lunch stop

High Rigg . . .

where it is impossible to stand up . . .

as we feel the full force of the wind

Low Rigg is a very different affair . . .

but the wind is still very strong

Heading back from Low Rigg . . .

we pay a quick visit to the church . . .

and the site of an old well . . .

but there is nothing of a well left

The church is beautifully kept

The valley of St John's in the Vale

Could be a Manx sheep?

A very full and swift flowing St Johns Beck

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