The weather favoured a walk as far east as possible today, so I headed for the Dales and about as far east as I can manage without spending all day in the car. I picked a walk with Yorkshire Top - to try and maintain the momentum I have gathered in bagging all these summits - and also a trig point - just to extend the walk a bit.
I really love the old mine workings around this area - rather than appear as a blot on the landscape as you may expect, I think they add a fascinating piece of history to what could be a rather dull walk otherwise. The ruins are all built from local stone and they blend into the landscape beautifully. Today's walk visited many of the old mines and support works that I've never seen before.
Start: Gunnerside Finish: Gunnerside
Distance: 13.0 mls, 20.92 km
Height Gain: 2200 ft, 670.6 m
Start Time: 08:00 End Time: 13:10
Ave Speed: 2.5 mph
Region: Yorkshire Dales
Route Description: Gunnerside, Gunnerside Gill, Blakethwaite Dams, Rogan's Seat, Water Crag, Rogan's Seat, Jingle Pot Edge, Gunnerside
Walking with: Alone
Long Distance Path:
TP6768 - Water Crag (Good condition)