Wet night for us and yep it rained all day too! Still we needed to get out, so off to Glen Mary NT car park we went. This time we went in the opposite direction to Tarn Howes and followed the footpath and lane along the edge of Holme Fell along what I have decided to call the Yewdale Valley (the Yewdale Beck runs along this valley between Holme Fell and Yewdale Fells – clever!).
With all the rain (including the current stuff) the footpath and lanes were running with water but atleast not muddy as they are composed of slate chips. All the rivers fit to burst with the little slate bridges just about coping.
We gradually started to head up the Fell away from the rushing river.
Towards the top, just before Hodge Close (a little scatter of slate cottages) we came across this disused slate quarry, with this rather spectacular waterfall.
It was a long way down but we didn’t get any closer! From here the track started to head back down to Stang End where the valley opened out at Little Langdale.
Here we crossed the valley floor and took the footpath along the edge of Moss Rigg Wood, beginning our return journey.
At Tilberthwaite we joined Yewdale Beck as the mist started to roll down Penny Rigg.
And we started the long and winding road home! Do you know we didn’t see a single person on this beautiful 8 mile walk?
Two thoughts of the day:
Where is everyone? There are plenty of people around but we seem to be lucky in our choice of walks – perhaps they are all Fell Walkers and we tend to be Valley Walkers!
This was nice rain today, heavy but straight down so no splats in the face – trying out the drying room on site tonight.