: Whinfell Tarn
10th February 2019
was a lovely day and one on which we were free of Granny
duties so it presented the perfect opportunity for an
outing. But to where? I was devoid of inspiration
but Margaret had a brainwave. She remembered the
Whinfell section of our Dales Way adventure and suggested
that we revisit the area.
was then that it was my turn to have a brainwave. Whinfell
Tarn. I hadn't realised that Margaret had never
been there. That sealed the deal.
started where the Dales Way crosses the Appleby Road.
A stroll through open fields and over the River
us to the magnificent Shaw End residence.....
with its views over to the Howgills .....
then its equally fine coach house.
we left the Dales Way and set off for Patton Bridge.
Shortly afterwards we took lane that runs up the
west side of Whinfell Tarn as far as Hyning.
path and footpath led us around the north end.....
where we climbed up to the old School House and the
Primitive Methodist Chapel which is in the later stages
of conversion (not religious conversion- simply to a
dwelling). Lower down, I spotted something else
to interest Margaret. Washing!
before our road converged with the way we had come,
we turned for Bracken Fold. Once we had passed
through its remarkably large farm yard, (and more washing)
rejoined the Dales Way and returned to the car.
had really felt like spring. Daffodils, lambs,
gentle weather and splendid views. Definitely
a Great Little Walk.
Saturday 10th February 2019