I'd been ill for the last three weekends, initially with a throat and chest infection that firstly drained all the energy from me and then left me with a hacking cough and phlegm everywhere (which is nice!), this was later replaced with a mild flu or cold, which kept me inside feeling sorry for myself. As such, I was feeling a little trepidation about today's walk - would my legs be up to carrying my increased weight up these hills?
I arrived at Howgill church at about 08:00 and the hills were mostly covered in cloud, although I could see lots of blue patches everywhere, so that held promise. Either way I desperately wanted to get myself onto the tops, so whatever the weather threw at me I was going!
Note: I'm not convinced that either Bram Rigg Top or Great Dummacks actually qualify as Yorkshire Tops, certainly the latter has no discernable summit, no cairn that I could find and almost no prominence from Calders.
Start: Howgill church Finish: Howgill church
Distance: 11.0 mls, 17.70 km
Height Gain: 2800 ft, 853.4 m
Start Time: 08:02 End Time: 13:08
Ave Speed: 2.2 mph
Region: Howgill Fells
Route Description: Howgill church, Fell Head, The Calf, Bram Rigg Top, Great Dummacks, Calders, Winder, Howgill church
Walking with: Alone
Long Distance Path:
2732 - The Calf (2218 ft)
2737 - Calders (2216 ft)
2739 - Bram Rigg Top (2205 ft)
2754 - Fell Head (2100 ft)
2760 - Bush Howe (2044 ft)
16356 - Winder (1552 ft)