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Monday, 1 February 2016

Finsthwaite Heights (Outlying Fells)

Monday 1st. February

Finsthwaite Heights - Wainwright's Outlying Fells

Start from Newby Bridge - anti-clockwise


BLOGGER HAS DECiDED THAT ALL MY BLACK TYPING SHOULD BE RED AS PER THE UNDERLINED HEADING ABOVE - WHATEVER I DO I CAN'T MAKE IT SHOW AS BLACK-
 I GIVE UP .

6:30 am, Wednesday. UPDATE: I have now found the "remove formatting" button and sorted this problem. It's great what a good night's sleep can do. 

Another quick dash to the next nearest of these hills to home to take advantage of a forecast three hour window without rain; that proved to be accurate, and rain came in on cue just after I arrived back home.


Wainwright's chapter named Finsthwaite Heights visits the tower on Summer House Knott then suggests an extended walk to High Dam which is in the general direction of Finsthwaite Heights nearly two kilometres away, but even then his route does not visit Finsthwaite Heights. Having said that it is still a pleasant and varied walk climbing through woods, then descending to open

fields and the pretty village of Finsthwaite, and then a climb up to Low Dam and High Dam.


Wainwright:
"Everywhere the surroundings are delight. But this is not fellwalking."

...and, referring to High Dam:
"Linger in the delectable surroundings here (it is a much nicer place than the over-populated Tarn Hows)"



The Tower - Summer house Knott.
The inscription on the stone plaque reads:
Erected to the
officers, seamen and marines
of the
Royal Navy
whose matchless conduct and
irresistible valour decisively defeated
the fleets of France, Spain and Holland
and preserved and protected
liberty and commerce
1799

Finsthwaite village

On the way to the dams

Low Dam

High Dam, and below


Start/finish at Newby Bridge. CLICK TO ENLARGE



3 comments:

AlanR said...

I've never been here and in fact it has never been on my radar at all. Then just like busses, two posts come together within a couple of weeks on the same trail, highlighting what a nice area it is. As I said to Alister at Al's outdoor world, I must go.

Sir Hugh said...

AlanR. - Neither had I. BUT, that's what list ticking does for you. Most of the venues I have visited so far on this Outlying Fells campaign have been new to me, even though they are so close to home. Ticking Marilyns gives similar benefits, although a more eclectic mix, and some of them can be a bit tacky, but that usually just makes me smile. List ticking is not my priority, just a means of focusing a bit ; I did, enjoyably complete the whole round on this trip - not just a visit to the summit for the sake of it.

bowlandclimber said...

Just back from sunnier climes and can see I have a bit of catching up to do Conrad.
Glad to hear about your knee decision, I'm sure it will work out.