White Hill is a moorland undulation, and my walk was only 4km there and back, and not particularly interesting today, especially with hazy conditions, but it has a respectable height of 544m., and views would be extensive on a clear day. It is worth going there from the north for the the drive on what must be one of the wildest roads in England running 20km or so from High Bentham to Slaidburn.
Along with the trig point the summit sports a stone built tower. This was one of several, including Cragg Hill above Long Sleddale which I visited a few months ago. The towers were built for sighting purposes in the construction of the amazing aqueduct from Haweswater to Manchester between 1934 and 1941. The Haweswater valley and its village were flooded and dammed to provide water for Manchester 75 miles away (crow flight).
When I arrived there was one car parked. I met one other couple on the way to the summit. My return to the car coincided exactly with the occupant of the other car who had walked a circuit on the eastern side of the road to take in the trig at Bowland Knotts.
|The route to the summit - following the fenceline of the old county boundary|
|Part of the tower and the trig|
|I had to be up early to take the car to Morecambe for door lock attention from where I drove to do this walk. This is sunrise from my living room window. Ingleborough is silhouetted at left end of the skyline (worth clicking to enlarge)|