A dull overcast morning with the occasional spray of fine drizzle foretelling rain but I managed to stay dry.
Halfway up Raisdale, on the climb from Chop Gate, the lowest point on the western ridge marks a geological fault in the Jurassic rocks and an ancient route over from Scugdale.
Just below the pass, High Crosslets Farm stands on a bedrock of ironstone although of such poor quality to avoid the attention of the miners.
The farm is known to have been inhabited for nearly two centuries but an older association with the dale is hidden in the name of Raisdale. It is derived from the Nordic personal name of Reith.