Out & About …

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

Category: Newlands

  • Newlands Valley

    Newlands Valley

    It seems appropriate that, on what would have been Alfred Wainwright’s 113th birthday, to post a photo of a Wainwright, one of those 214 Lakeland fells listed in the seven volumes of his Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells. Well, here we have a pair of them, Catbells and Maiden Moor. Grumpy, stubborn, reclusive and…

  • Cumbrian Sunset

    Cumbrian Sunset

    A cracking end to the day after a windy climb this morning up Halls Ridge into the cloud. Not much of a view from the top of Blencathra and no hanging around. Came out of the mist on the zig-zags down Blease Fell to blue skies. Sunset was at 15.53 today so this is about…

  • Newlands Valley

    Newlands Valley

    Newlands Beck meandering down the dale from its head below the appropriately named 753m high summit Dale Head. In the distance the prominent Causey Pike, a tortuous climb from this direction. The spoil heaps far left are from Goldscope Mine, one of the earliest mines in the area documented back to 1564, the year Shakespeare…

  • Ard Gill

    Ard Gill

    Cloud base about 500m. I no longer find interest in bagging summits shrouded in mist so I opted for a circuit just dipping in and out of the cloud. On Ard Crags a break revealed the spectacular Ard Gill falling down to Keskadale Farm. Magic. Open Space Web-Map builder Code

  • Newlands Beck

    Newlands Beck

    Good for nothing today after yesterday’s exertions so posting another photo from the Lake District; and just to show that the sun did make an appearance. This was taken in the shelter of Newlands Beck just before I crested High Scawdel and met the full force of the wind. I failed to find the name…