Thursday, 22nd September 2016

Walk: Nicky Nook, Grize Dale, Woodacre Pasture, Moor House, Oakenclough, Grizedale Bridge, Fell End, Potter's Hill, Wyresdale Park
Start Point: Wyresdale Park Grid Reference: SD 508 490
Distance: 8.5 miles Ascent: 1,450 feet
Time: 3.75 hours
Weather: Sunny spells
Comments: The target of this walk was to check out a cottage at Oakenclough - quite a remote position. Much of the walk had been done previously in the opposite direction and a couple of new sections were added. A pleasant walk on a warm day.

Harrisend Fell and Calder Fell from Nicky Nook

Grizedale Reservoir is well hidden but I managed to find a gap in the bushes

Reception should be good around here!

Grouse everywhere - but I just mangaed to catch one

The target for this walk - the row of cottages in the centre of the photo . . .

and from a closer vantage point . . .

then zooming in - the third window from the right

Access to the front door is through the gardens of the other cottages

The rear gardens are quite long . . .

but very narrow

The view from the rear . . .

and another from the front

I don't think this car has moved for quite a long time!

Grizedale Bridge shelter with car parking space behind

Looking over Fell End Farm, past the Forton Service Station on the right and Heysham Power Station on the left, with the Lake District Fells in the distance

Loccal residents enjoy their lunch

Follow the leader

Is this my best side?

Wyresdale Lake which is surrounded by a dense planting of trees

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