Out & About …

… on the North York Moors, or wherever I happen to be.

Category: Patterdale

  • Kirkstone Beck

    Kirkstone Beck

    It has been two years since I was last this far up Patterdale, and I see there’s been quite a bit of change to Kirkstone Beck, thanks to work carried out by the National Trust. As in many dales of the Lake District, Kirkstone Beck used to flow in a canalised channel, modified over the…

  • Goldrill Beck

    Goldrill Beck

    The principle “river” in Patterdale between Ullswater and Brotherswater is Goldrill Beck. That’s it there, just right of centre and to the left of the “holiday village” of Hartsop Fold. But compare it to the map, which shows the beck hugging the road, hidden by the trees of low Wood. In the late 18th-century, the…

  • View east from Helvellyn

    View east from Helvellyn

    If Helvellyn were just a few metres higher we would have definitely been above the cloud ceiling. As it was, views of the Eastern Fells opened up for the briefest of moments. in this glimpse, the cliffs in the distance, right of centre, belong to Rampsgill Head. That much I’m sure. I think. The trouble…

  • Angle Tarn Pikes

    Angle Tarn Pikes

    From Deepdale. The valley of Patterdale and the busy A592 hidden. Open Space Web-Map builder Code