|Walk:||Leck Beck, Whoop Hall, Fleet's Lane (track), Fell Road, Brownthwaite Pike, Trig point, Bull Pot Farm, Ease Gill Kirk, Anneside, Leck|
|Start Point:||Cowan Bridge Village Hall CP||Grid Reference:||SD 635 765|
|Distance:||10.8 miles||Ascent:||1,700 feet|
|Weather:||Cold but bright and clear|
|Comments:||The potentially boggy ground was made a little easier to navigate due to the recent freezing conditions. We were treated to a reasonably mild day and good views en route to Ease Gill Kirk, the highlight of the day. Once a cavern, this roofless circlular wall of rock provided lots of interest for the geolocially-minded amongst us. A mainly flat but stile infested route then took us back to the car, a good walk enjoyed by all.|
A bridge takes us across Eller Beck . . .
before we spot the early morning mist
The dilapidated stile shows the line of the original footpath
A bench provides the perfect spot for elevenses
Browthwaite Pike sports a substantial cairn . . .
which we refrain from climbing
Looking back as we head north . . .
we make our way round to the nameless trig point, the highest part of the walk
Bull Pot Farm, the home of the Red Rose Cave and Pothole Club
Ease Gill Kirk . . .
but no water today
The vertical slices of rock . . .
provide the opportunity for exploration
in what used to be a cavern . . .
before the roof collapsed
Can we squeeze through there?!
We leave by the route we entered
Leaving our lunch spot, an open area beside the kirk . . .
we follow the path of Leck Beck . . .
climbing many stiles on the way back to the car