Out & About …

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

Category: Borrowdale

  • Borrowdale


    January 2011 and a smidgeon of snow persists in the gullies of the Central Fells. I’m at about the 670m contour on the north-east slope of Ullscarfe. Just below a knoll that’s named High Saddle. Below is Borrowdale, and the settlement of Stonethwaite which was, in the 13th-century, a medieval vaccary for Fountains Abbey, over…

  • Peace How

    Peace How

    I’ve climbed up to the High Spy ridge via Knitting Haws using the Public Footpath from the Borrowdale Gates Hotel several times before. I’ve passed just the other side of the holly tree on the right of the photo skirting around and hardly noticing the small ring contour on my right. That small ring contour…

  • Taylorforce Gill

    Taylorforce Gill

    In Borrowdale, the “wettest place in England”. Allegedly. Yesterday’s drizzle has fizzled out. But there’s still water coming out of Styhead Tarn. Styhead Gill tumbles down Taylor Force Gill, a 140-foot drop, one of the highest in the Lake District. 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…

  • Thorneythwaite


    ​Borrowdale, one of the wettest places in England. The hamlet at the bottom of the photo is Seatoller nestling at the foot of Honistor Pass. And the farm left of centre is Thorneythwaite, the National Trust’s latest acquisition. Besides the fields the 300 acres of land the Trust has brought includes woodland, fellside, wood pasture…