Saturday 16 July 2016
Leader: Clive Horsford
Photos: John Jones
SATURDAY 16 JULY 2016 - STAKELEY PIKE
On a surprisingly sunny day, Clive Horsford led the Fellwalkers on a moorland walk starting from Greenholme. Long grass made the going quite heavy but after negotiating numerous stiles, the group reached the house at Low Crag where deer were sighted in the distant valley.
Continuing, the dilapidated barns at High Crag were soon reached with a stop to celebrate the Secretary's birthday with wine and cake.
Suitably refreshed, the group next joined the ridge path which was followed to the cairn at the highest point of Crag Hill by Stakeley Pike. Excellent views all round were enjoyed, the gradual descent to the lunch point at Wasdale Old Bridge following soon after.
The rather wet track to Salterwath required some skill in avoiding wet feet but, on drier land subsequently, the Birk Beck was followed southwards to Scout Green. From there, the narrow lane ensured a dry return to Greenholme.