Sunday, 22nd March 2015

Walk: Losterdale Valley, Whins Brow, Ouster Rake, Brennand Valley, Whitendale Valley, Dunsop Head, Burn Fell, Beatrix
Start Point: Lay-by west of Dunsop Bridge beside Langden Brook Grid Reference: SD 646 505
Distance: 12 miles Ascent: 2,640 feet
Time: 5.75 hours
Weather: Sunny and mild

7 members and 4 visitors joined me on this walk on a beautiful sunny day. A detour was taken to visit the trig point on Whins Brow before descending by Ouster Rake where we stopped for elevenses. After crossing the hause to the Whitendale Valley it was a long climb to Dunsop Head but with lots of opportunity to enjoy the views we were leaving behind. A brief visit to the trig point on Burn Fell preceded the gradual descent to Beatrix and back to the cars.

Gathering on the lay-by before heading past . . .

Losterdale Brook

Local resident

Whins Brow

Two minutes!

Colourful sheep gather . . .

at Brennand Farm

Whitendale Farm . . .

where we take a short break beside the beck

A grassy lunch stop . . .

with views to Stocks Reservoir

Burn Fell, our last high point . . .

before descending . . .

towards Beatrix . . .

and across the River Dunsop

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