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Friday, 12 February 2010

59 - More trig points from OS Sheet 91 - Appleby-in-Westmorland

A very cold clear blue sky day. I was accompanied by Pete and Jake the dog.
1. Nettle Hill (Crosby Garrett Fell) 382m - NY 716 078
The ascent was from the road north of Newbiggin-on-Lune - NY 693 065. A very agreeable walk over cropped turf and approximately a six kilometer round trip. Great views of the northern Pennines with lots of snow on Cross Fell.


Above and below:  Nettle Hill  and distant Cross Fell with snow 


On the way down we broke some ice on a little pond so that Jake could have a drink

2. Struttforth Hill 184m - NY 742 124
On the way to this one we visited and found the Geocache - Musgrave Nano

This trig was off the public footpath which leads to Soulby and involved negotiating two barbed wire fences - all a bit naughty, but there was no nearby farm where we could have asked permission.

3. Heights 216m - NY 702 148 

Ascent was from Brow Foot up a track leading to a house. The map shows an interconnecting public footpath between this house and another to the south east, but a gate was barring the way and there was no indication of right of way. A man was working there on a felled tree and we spoke to him. At first he was very prickly, but after a certain amount of diplomacy, and no mention of our rights to the public footpath by us, he came round and then seemed to want to talk for the rest of the afternoon. He advised us to call at the adjacent house to ask for permission to go to the trig which we did.
On approaching the trig in the corner of a field we noticed that muck spreading activity had been carried out close to the trig, then we realised we could hear the tractor coming back with another full load. Pete urged me to hurry and get my photos before the tractor returned with the threat of us being covered with you know what.

Looking north to Dufton Fell

You can just see the tractor approaching down the side of the wall and a worried Pete hoping I am going to complete the mission in time.

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