Walk Report: Fremington Edge

Date: 23rd May 2009
Stats: 13.5 miles, 1600 feet
Weather: Mostly cloud covered, but no wind, odd spots of rain
Trig Points: 1: TP2399 – Copperthwaite Moor
Wainwrights: N/A
Other Info: Parking in Reeth, £1 voluntary contribution if you park on the green
Summary: Reeth, High Fremington, White House, Fremington Edge, Langthwaite, Turf Moor, Calver Hill, Reeth

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There is a trig point on Fremington Edge, which I had intended to bag on both my Coast to Coast walks, but for one reason or another I’d not quite got round to it. So I decided to dedicate a day walk just to the trig point and the result is what you see here. I ended up cutting the walk shorter than originally intended due to the onset of rain and apathy.

Fremington Edge from Reeth
Car parking in Reeth is ample and cheap and they have toilets – at this point I run out of complimentary things to say about the village 🙂

Fremington Edge from Reeth
Looking ahead to the edge from the bridge over the Arkle Beck, which runs down into the Swale

Fremington Edge from Reeth
Looking back down to Reeth

Fremington Edge from Reeth
At the gate I turned right to cut across the face of Fremington Edge, via some old quarry workings

Fremington Edge from Reeth
There is a fine track along Fremington Edge to the trig point….

Fremington Edge from Reeth
but when I turned round to go back the other way, the track becomes faint and very boggy in places

Fremington Edge from Reeth
Leaving Fremington Edge, looking back along its length

Fremington Edge from Reeth
Heading down, past more mine workings, to the river

Fremington Edge from Reeth
Through some lovely woods

Fremington Edge from Reeth
Langthwaite, a tiny village, but at least it has a pub

Fremington Edge from Reeth
Heading back up to moor and heather, using the wall for shelter

Fremington Edge from Reeth
More evidence of mine workings

Fremington Edge from Reeth
Finally back down to the fields and paths into Reeth

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