Although not intentional this is like one of those films that repeat with new numbered versions.
Last November, before my knee op I walked in the Winster valley and spied a distant mini peak, Hollow Stones, and vowed to make its ascent as soon as possible after The Knee, which I did on 15th March: CLICK . There is alink on that post to the original Winster Valley walk.
When I ascended Hollow Stones, which, by the way is on a parcel of CROW access land with no public access, see map below, what a nonsense, I realised that there was a superior mini peak a kilometre to the north: Lord's Lot, 209m, and was motivated to cross country and ascend, BUT I could clearly see the way was barred by field wall boundaries and fences with no indication of footpaths so I retreated.
Today was number three in the saga with an approach to, and circuit of Lord's Lot on public rights of way.
This was a worthwhile walk, would I repeat it again?
Plus factors were the view from Lord's Lot summit, and a number of old packhorse lanes which always affect me with a sense of the past and the pleasure that we can still walk there seeing them almost unchanged and ponder on the lives of those who trod that way long ago. There is also the attraction of these hillsides intermittently populated with gorse, hawthorne and other smaller trees and shrubs showing a wide variety of shades of green and a unique terrain on these edges of the Lake District.
But, detracting, there were a number of severely cow-trodden fields which were today dry, but in wetter conditions would have been shin depth stinking gloop, but even as dry they make for difficult and potentially ankle twisting walking giving frustration rather than pleasure.
|On the way to Lord's Lot|
|From Lord's Lot summit: mid-centre, green, is Hollow Stones from|
where I first saw the summit of Lord's Lot a kilometre away
|Just to show the variation of greens and other colour in this locale|