GLW1503 : Borrans: An Interesting Half Day

Wednesday 10th March 2015

The weather has been very unsettled lately but this afternoon offered a brief glimpse of what spring could be like before reverting to its wet and very windy pattern.

After the BOOTboys had "An Interesting Day" last October (BB1438) Margaret mentioned that she thought the Borrans section looked "An Interesting Half-day" so I had been keeping it up my sleeve for when that half day arose.  Which was today.

A curious flock

We parked on Borrans Lane and headed north past Thirlmere Pipeline gates to the reservoir and a trespassing, 3rd time lucky, photo shoot (very sorry, dear landowner).


2nd Attempt

On the other side of the lane is the rather fine High Borrans Outdoor Education Centre.  

High Borrans

This is owned by North Tyneside Council which struck me as rather odd as they have some lovely countryside of their own over there.


Borrans Farm

Once past the lovely old farmhouse, the next three miles or so were mainly along old lanes, now just bridle paths.

Bridle bearers

Fording the beck

There was a variety of hills on show- Red Screes, Sallows, Williamson Monument hill, Reston Scar plus distant outlines of the Coniston Fells round to the Langdales and also the Howgills.  

Red Screes

Williamson Monument

Reston Scar

It's a nice gentle round which certainly does provide "an interesting half-day".

Don, Tuesday 10th March 2015


Distance: 4.0 miles

Climbing: 401 feet


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