BB1417 : A Moment To Treasure

Tuesday 13th May 2014

Sometimes there is a tale to tell.  Sometimes not.  Today was a not day, other than one moment to treasure..

Incoming bad weather caused Bryan, Stan and I to postpone our start until the afternoon. Even so, we anticipated heavy showers.  We did see them in the distance and heard the thunder but fortunately they passed us by to the east.

The start point was Ullthwaite Bridge where, for the umpteenth time, the team picture was taken.  We followed the familiar path past Croft Head then the old shepherd’s cottage.

Comitibus :  Ullthwaite bridge

The old shepherd's cottage

Croft Head

The baby ostrich seen on BB1413 had flown the nest leaving a lonely mother. Not the moment to treasure.

It wasn’t until we were on the other side of Meadowplatts Plantation that we changed tack and cut off left for Capple Howe and Sour Howes.

En-route, there was one moment of excitement.  

Stan spotted a Slow Worm but it was too quick for me so no photo and not the moment to treasure.

The lonely mother ostrich

Windermere from Capple Howe


Yoke to the left, Sallows to the right

Crinkles, Bowfell and Langdale Pikes

We circled round to Sallows then dropped down the nose past Long Crag and Scour Rigg, a route I have never previously travelled.

Scour Rigg

 This must be the best viewpoint for Kentmere Tarn.  Good, and worth a return visit one day but not the moment to treasure.

Kentmere, village directly ahead, tarn to the right

Outside the church we sat in sunshine for a coffee stop.  Pleasant but still not the moment to treasure.  

Kentmere Hall

Long Houses

Kentmere church

Bryan checks the route back

We then headed along the road before turning east, past Long Houses and up onto the fell, eventually dropping down through the intriguingly named H P Plantation back to the car.  No moment to treasure at the brewery in Staveley.  We just headed home.

So there you are.  A pleasant outing in better than expected weather but a pretty boring write-up.

But what about the moment to treasure?

Driving back to Stan’s house we saw it.  A real moment to treasure.  To find out more, scroll down to the bottom of this page.

Don, 13th May 2014






Tuesday 13th May 2014

Distance in miles


Height climbed in feet



Sour Howes, Sallows


Bryan, Don, Stan



BOOTboys routes are put online in gpx format which should work with most mapping software. You can follow our route in detail by downloading bb1417 .


To discover which Wainwright top was visited on which BB outing - although it may not be that up to date - see: Which Wainwright When?

For the latest totals of the mileages and heights (ditto) see: BB Log.


Here it is- the moment to treasure (or at least a reminder of it)!



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