: Lune & Howgill
28th August 2011
is a nice little hamlet between the Lune and Sedbergh,
on the windward side of the range of hills that shares
by Chapel Beck
from Howgill, Holty Trinity Church in view
parked by the small but attractive looking Holy
and headed west, through the hamlet down to Thwaite
Farm then south to Smithy Beck and west to join the
Dales Way by the side of the Lune.
Beck joins the Lune
fruit by the Lune
had previously walked this section of the Dales
Way, albeit in
a southerly direction, in May 2007 and it was interesting
to see it in reverse. As we observed at the time,
it is a lovely stretch of river along which to walk,
albeit a bit boggy at times and with one short section
that is slightly exposed to a steep drop .
old Lune Railway bridge
even older Lune road bridge
Crook of Lune Bridge (which Jamie will remember well
from his early motoring days- as he discovered, the
bridge is barely wide enough for a car to cross!) we
met two ladies with clipboards who were walking the
footpaths for the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority.
We had nothing adverse to report. It is
a pity we didn't meet them a little bit later!
from Crook of Lune Bridge
left the Dales Way, still heading north, we lunched
by the river, waiting for a kingfisher to emerge. Eventually
one obliged and flew up stream, flashing his feathers
as he went by!
back to the old and the older bridges
the Lune, we passed through the fields to Brunt Sike,
our turning point. This is where we could have
done with the two ladies. All signs for footpaths
had disappeared and what we eventually concluded was
the legitimate route involved passing through the garden
and over a locked gate. However, once home and
looking again at the map, this time on the computer
at much larger scale, I might be doing the owners a
disservice as it now looks as if the path goes round
to the east of the houses. In my defence, I did
explore that possibility and no access was to be seen.
past Gate House, with metal hat in a junk pile, we took
the footpath down to Riddings and the more or less direct
route to Gate Side.
= what? Fire Chief?
protecting their calves at Riddings
there it was a short stroll back to the car. Before
leaving, we thought we would inspect the Holy
only to find that there was a service in process with
the vicar and two parishioners. Our apologies
28th August 2011
are some more photos from the walk:
River Lune, Howgil
more, click on Great
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