Thack Moor & Black Fell


Thack Moor,  Black Fell and Hartside Pass from Renwick

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 Renwick parish church

All Saints, Renwick parish church

Renwick boule pitch

Boules pitch in Renwick

cottages in Renwick

Cottages in Renwick

Renwick street scene

The Outhwaite lane leaves Renwick village street

fell lane above Renwick

Fell lane above Renwick

Lane above Renwick

Footpath lane rising above Renwick, looking to the distant St Sunday Crag above Ullswater

track culvert

Culvert where ascending lane opens onto fell

ewes on ascent of Thack Moor

Ewes perturbed by rare passing camera-totting walker

view back at brow of Thack Moor

Looking back to Renwick from the brink of Thack Moor

trig pillar Thack Moor

Triangulation pillar Thack Moor 609m/1998ft

Thack Moor

Thack Moor looking to Graystone Edge (left), Black Fell and the far distant Cross Fell

Neat wall Thack Moor

Beautifully constructed ridge wall on Thack Moor

currick Watch Hill

Watch Hill Currick datestone I.Lowthain June 1863 looking back to Thack Moor

ruined sheep cot

Ruined shepherd's cot and fold complex at the head of Raven Beck

groughs on Black Fell

Black Fell groughs, blanket bog erosion

Thack Moor from Black Fell

Thack Moor from Black Fell, with wall repair debris and gap replacement fence

Black Fell

Triangulation pillar Black Fell 664m/2179ft, looking to Grey Nag

Black Fell underfoot terrain

Underfoot terrain on Black Fell - for web-footed walkers and sheep

Hartside Cafe

Hartside Cafe bathed in sunshine... it can be different, but the welcome's just the same!

Sustrans totem below Hartside

Sustrans totem below Hartside Cafe

bothy and bikers

Bikers passing old shooter's bothy, with Thack Moor in the background

Lakes view

Lakeland Fells seen during descent from Hartside


Bikers on rough bridkeway ascent to Hartside

sheep pose during descent

Ewe and lamb pose during bridleway descent

collapsing bridge

Collapsing stone bridge spanning Ricker Gill, bikers have a necessary by-pass

cyclepath signs

Sustrans cycle routes, cryptic initials: C2C 7 Coast to Coast/PCW 68 Pennine Cycleway

lane to five lane ends

Looking back up the Five Lane Ends lane towards the Hartside Cafe on the skyline

pond Harescleugh

A peaceful haven in the Kiln Beck valley for all manner of wildfowl, including  buzzards


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