Out & About …

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

Tag: fells

  • Carrock Tungsten Mine

    Carrock Tungsten Mine

    A return visit to the ruins of the Carrock Tungsten Mine at the head of Mosedale in the Northern Fells. Last year’s photo is here, almost a year to the day since my last visit. The circular bin is a bouse team where the ore was stored. These remains in the foreground operated between 1906 to […]

  • Caldbeck Fells

    Caldbeck Fells

    Bright glorious sunshine this morning and then the sun disappeared, never seen again. Winds and rain soon followed.

  • Pooley Bridge

    Pooley Bridge

    In the Lakes for a few days. Last of the afternoon sun. Looking down Elder Beck towards Ullswater and Pooley Bridge. The wooded hill in Dunmallard with its ancient settlement. 

  • Blea Water

    Blea Water

    Not a view I see very often. From the lip of the High Street plateau. Blea Water drains into Mardale now flooded by the Haweswater reservoir, the source of Manchester’s water.

  • Crag Hill

    Crag Hill

    ​There’s always been a sense of permanence about Ordnance Survey triangulation points. Manmade clutter on the hills yet viewed upon with some affection. They’ve been immortalised in the drawings of Wainwright and in countless photographs that prove that folks have bagged the summit. So it’s sad when a trig point is no more. And a […]

  • Low Scawdel

    Low Scawdel

    Three days in the Central Fells of the Lake District which is a black hole as far as mobile reception is concerned. This is the view down the valley from Borrowdale YH on a sunny Thursday afternoon. Wispy clouds above Low Scawdel, a knoll on the slopes of High Spy.

  • Mickeldore


    The “Great Pass”, a narrow col connecting two of the highest mountains in England, Scafell and Scafell Pike. The direct route up to Scafell requires the ascent of a small rock step called Broad Stand. It’s just of two metres high. In climbing grades it’s a mere Difficult. Not particularly hard but too risky for […]

  • Ruined Sheepfold, High Raise

    Ruined Sheepfold, High Raise

    On the slopes of High Raise looking down onto Stake Pass. That’s the High Raise in Wainwright’s Central Fells. There’s another one in the Eastern Fells. A generally dry with just the odd shower and swirling mist.

  • Ill Bell Ridge

    Ill Bell Ridge

    On the west of the Kentmere valley. From Stony Cove Pike.

  • Grey Crag

    Grey Crag

    A directissimo evening ascent out of Hartsop to Angle Tarn. Very steep but good views. Grey Crag is the ridge with Pasture Bottom to its right leading to Treshthwaite Mouth. Left is Hayeswater.