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Working last weekend meant some time off during the week with Weds looking much the best day and the East being much the best area.
Decided to visit some hills around Littondale but do it from Horton in Robblesdale so I could go via the ever-impressive Pen-y-ghent.
Sunny on the whole and pleasant walking weather.
- Pen-y-ghent's engaging outline ahead
- Approaching the nose of Pen-y-ghent
- Bit of passing cloud flutters over at the Trig Point
- Heading for Plover Hill
- Boggy over this stretch but keep away from the wall for slightly easier ground
- Plover Hill Cairn - reached by the first of many wall climbs today
- Looking over the rather significant Blaydike Moss to High Green Field Knott
- Back to Plover Hill from Blaydike Moss.
Not the easiest hill to reach. Some rough and wet ground and a few large (and crumbly) dry stone walls to negotiate.
- High Green Field Knott ahead - reached via a boggy depression and then a short, sharp climb by the wall.
- High Green Field Knott summit - no cairn. There is a Trig 3m lower on the other end of the fell that I wanted to visit but a herd of cows surrounded this and I thought I may as well leave them be.
- Ridge round to Horse Head Moor
- Looking back to High Green Field Knott. The ridge here is not too bad for walking - but again a few fences needed negotiating
- Trig Point on Horse Head Moor looking at Pen-y-ghent and Fountain Fell.
Again the Trig is not the high point of the fell but I didn't visit that today having previously done it with Birks Fell (which is really the same hill)
- Birks Fell from Horse Head Moor
- Littondale from the excellent descent path to Foxup
- Another good path (A Pennine Journey it is now called) leaves Foxup for Horton and heads along the flanks of Plover Hill
- Ingleborough in view
- Pen-y-ghent back in view
- Visitors enjoying Hull Pot.
Bustling around this area - a great contrast to the lonely hills around Littondale I had just visited