Monday, 26th July 2021

Walk: Boredale Hause, Angle Tarn, Satura Crag, Hayeswater Gill, Filter House, Hartsop
Start Point: Cow Bridge car park Grid Reference: NY 403 133
Distance: 7 miles Ascent: 1,646 feet
Time: 4.5 hours
Weather: Mainly sunny and hot

Starting along the footpath to Patterdale the first exit was closed due to the re-routing of Goldrill Beck. This is the first phase of the Ullswater Rivers Scheme which will work to slow the flow of the Ullswater rivers by reconnecting them with the floodplain - allowing the wider landscape to absorb the effects of the weather. Creating rivers and floodplains which are governed by natural processes will result in improved flood resilience, water quality and habitats. It will restore Goldrill Beck to a more natural course where it currently follows the A592 between Cow Bridge and Menneting Bridge. This will move the river away from the road, allowing it to spill onto surrounding land belonging to Howe Green and Beckstones farms during periods of high rainfall.

Zooming in on a deer standing beside Goldrill Beck with the terrain showing passage of vehicles working on the Ullswater Rivers Scheme

Glenridding from the path to Boredale Hause

Angle Tarn with a few Wainwright summits in the distance

Hayeswater which was damned in 1908 to provide a reservoir serving Penrith but it has not been used as a reservoir since 2005. United Utilities removed the dam and restored it to a mountain tarn in the summer of 2014.

A track down to the Filter House beside Hayeswater Gill provides relief from the wide stony main track

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