Culgaith - NY 601 301. 152m.
Low Abbey - NY 652 275. 187m.
Broad Lea NY 660 234 155m.
Fouson' Rigg NY 651 189. 210m.
Town Head (near) NY 606 220 17nm.
This campaign has been badly organised by me. It started in 2009 and carried over into 2010 and was then abandoned until its recommencement in recent months. The two earlier sessions were partly done on my own and partly during a caravan trip to Appleby with Pete. On that trip I didn't keep good records and it has taken me a lot of faffing and detective work but I am now confident I have visited all the trigs barring five still to do. Two of those are on the Army Warcop firing range which will need special attention, and the other three will be done in two visits. The total number is 49.
Today was a pleasant contrast from yesterday's deluge and all was well - little excursions from the car, easy parking, and a grand tour of pretty red sandstone villages. The remaining three (excluding Warcop) will be a bit more strenuous. I am pretty sure that all today's actual trig locations were on private land and I never saw anybody to ask permission.
|Culgaith. Taken from the road. The trig is about thirty yards down the righthand hedge line,|
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|Low Abbey 1. Setting off from the road|
|Low Abbey 2. There was a welcome at the start of this huge wheat field|
|Low Abbey 3. What's that coming over the hill?|
|Low Abbey 4. And a cheerio at the end - what a view|
|Low Abbey 5. Mysterious metal bars attached to the trig. Could they have been used for lifting it - but why?|
|Low Abbey 6. The trig in context - the northern Pennines in background|
|Fouson's Rigg. Well camouflaged|
|Town Head 1. Chapel Bridge over River Lyvennet on the way to the trig|
|Town Head. A pleasant walk to get there but disappointing views...|
|...which lead me to try a bit of experimenting|
|Culgaith - Through a gate and thirty yards from road|
|Low Abbey - wobbly blue line shows my route|
|Broad Lea. Note I walked beyond the fence line leading direct to the ttig so I could find an easier way over the barbed wire|
|Fouson's Rigg. Blue line shows my route|
|Town Head. Blue line route starts from road at righthand edge of map|