BB1124 : The Second Indecision Outing

Thursday 25th August 2011

Readers of BB1123 will recall that we were undecided whether to go out on Wednesday on Thursday and in the end decided to do both!  This second BOOTboys outing had a completely different team other than me.  Accordingly, it promised to be rather gentler and, fortunately, with considerably better weather.

Pete picked me up and drove to Tony’s house.  Whilst we were waiting for him,  Pete decided to demonstrate how much better was his reversing bleeper compared with that on my Subaru.  This is how it sounded:


The latter noise was that of the Audi hitting Tony’s garden wall!  
Yes, a much better system!

The final pick up was John S who had planned today’s route, although it was a familiar one around Kentmere- see BB1111.

Kentmere valley from the top of Browfoot Lane

We parked at the top of Browfoot Lane then headed down the road to Browfoot Farm (with its washing) before turning left, following the River Kent upstream to the photo bridge.

 Browfoot washing!

Comitibus:  Kentmere

Tony engaged a young lass in conversation.  It turned out that he wasn't chatting her up but was enquiring as to what she and another were doing in the river?  It transpired to be some kind of fish survey- they stun the fish in order to count them.

Or was it identify them?  Or to give them pet names?  I forget.  Maybe it was to eat them!

The fish stunner

Danger: filter manufacturers!

Further along is the factory which is now a home for Hollingsworth & Vose who are manufacturers of non-woven air filters for cars and other machines.  Doing alright according to the person of whom I enquired.  

After passing Kentmere Tarn, we lunched just before Kentmere Hall.  After a long rest overlooking the valley, we gave the Pele Tower and their sheep a good coat of looking at.

Kentmere tarn

Kentmere Hall and Pele Tower

Kentmere Church and valley

Kentmere sheep

The route then climbed gradually up onto the fell.  

Kentmere Tarn and lower valley as seen on the climb

As we made our way around the moorland track back towards the car, we could see a small bump on the horizon just left of Heysham power station and wondered what it was?

What is the bump in the middle?

Later analysis suggests that it is Whitbarrow.  Can anyone confirm this?

Don, 25th August 2011




Thursday 25th August

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Don, John S, Pete, Tony


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2011 Outings

BB1101 :
Wasnfell Revisited
Tuseday 11th January

BB1102 :
Recuperation Scar!
Thursday 17th February

BB1103 :
A Promenade of Pensioners
Thursday 24th February

BB1104 :
The B Team
Thursday 3rd March

BB1105 :
  A Little Bit Of Wind
Thursday 10th March

BB1106 :
A Linthwaite Round
Thursday 17th March

BB1107 :
Home From The Pulpit
Thursday 24th March

BB1108 :
Taking The Brunt
Thursday 31st March

BB1109 :
Up The Spout
Wednesday 6th April

BB1110 :
Not The Royal Wedding
Friday 29th April

BB1111 :
Kentmere Parts 1 & 2
Thurs 5th, Saturday 7th May

BB1112 :
Five Unknown Tarns
Wednesday 11th May

BB1113 :
Gurnal Dubbs Revisited
Thursday 19th May

BB1114 :
A March Through The Mist
Wednesday 1st June

BB1115 :
Brief Encounter
Wednesday 8th June

BB1116 :
Extraordinary and
Lesser Mortals
Wednesday 15th June

BB1117 :
Farewell David Daw
Wednesday 29th June

BB1118 :
West Side Story
Thursday 7th July

BB1119 :
st Side Story
Wednesday 13th July

 BB1120 :
All The Way From Barrow
Wednesday 20th July

 BB1121 :
Suitable For The Guests!
Thursday 28th July

BB1122 :
Graylings In Flagrante
Wednesday 3rd August

BB1123 :
The First Indecision Outing
Wednesday 24th August

BB1124 :
The Second Indecision Outing
Thursday 25th August

BB1125 :
The Tale of Tony's Triumph
Wednesday 31st August

BB1126 :
The Gunpowder Trail
Wednesday 7th September

BB1127 :
Four Lords a-Leaping
Thursday 15th September


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