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My blog nick-name is SIR HUGH. I'm not from the aristocracy - my middle name is Hugh which relates to the list of 282 hills in Scotland compiled by Sir Hugh Munro in 1891. I climbed my last one (Sgurr Mor) on 28th June 2009


Thursday, 12 November 2020

Whitbarrow north

Thursday 12th November 2020

Just photos for a quick six miler on the spur of the moment. I have explored much of the southern end of Whitbarrow but neglected this northern end. It is quieter and not so rewarding but this was a pleasant outing taking advantage of the only day of half acceptable weather in the long range forecast. Most of the photos just illustrate the kind of terrain and dwellings.

This huge millstone had the accompanying inscription seen to the right and in the photo below, I placed my walking poles on the stone to show the scale

"Township Plantation

The first part of the walk was through old birch and mixed woods. Now I came out onto the northern back end of Whitbarrow

Looking back northwards

Old mine working I think

Bell Rake. Steeper than it looks and rough going. And below a bit further down

And then I was onto quiet tarmac until the track contouring round the absolute end of Whitbarrow to arrive at Row and back down the main road to Dawson fold. It looks like the fruit and veg. stall there has packed up.

Lime Kiln

The shape of things to come. Electric charging point. This is in a quiet village location with virtually no passing traffic but it still looks a bit vulnerable


  1. Never been up that end of the fell, you have kept it a secret. Looks good.
    From the map there are another couple of ways down the escarpment north of your rake.
    Keep it up.

  2. No. I have never been that way either. Looks good.

  3. BC and Alan R - I will go back. I had intended to seek out the fairy cave and the climbing crag nearby but time was pressing so a dedicated return is on the cards also incorporating more of the other paths shown on the map.