White Combe and Stoupdale Head

7 August 2006

White Hall Knott
From the A595 near Fox and Goose Cottages, looking up to White Hall Knott, behind which lies White Combe.

Whicham Valley
Ascending the easy path, looking along the Whicham Valley to the sea.

George takes a breather under the shade of some bracken. It was surprisingly warm for only nine o'clock in the morning.

Stoupdale Head from White Combe
From the summit of White Combe, looking to Stoupdale Head

Black Combe from White Combe
...and to the parent fell, Black Combe, across the combe itself, early in the morning looking very well lit rather than its more typical shadowy darkness.

Coniston Fells from Stoupdale Head
Looking towards the Coniston Fells

Walney Island from Stoupdale Head
Across the Duddon estuary to the Furness peninsula and Walney Island

Scafells from Stoupdale Head
The Scafells

We were buzzed by three aircraft, which rose towards us from the direction of Sellafield.

Whitecombe Beck and Black Combe
We gradually descend from the highest point towards the valley of Whitecombe Beck

Whicham Mill
Passing Whicham Mill, a last look back at White Hall Knott and Gray Crags before we reach the road.


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