An Old Quarry, Two Reservoirs, Holme Fell, a Tea-room and a Tarn.

Name of walk An Old Quarry, Two Reservoirs, Holme Fell, a Tea-room and a Tarn.
Date of walk 2009-09-20

It was a warm and sunny day today so we drove to Hodge Close, an old quarry where climbing and scuba diving takes place.

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Looking down on the two openings, where we were heading to.

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Close up of a couple of climbers.

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We walked to the next quarry that would lead us down to the opening where the climbers were and looked out across the water. The reflections were excellent today.

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A good reflection of the quarry face.

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Looking up at the quarry face.

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The way back up is on the right.

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Looking out the opening.

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We headed back out and up the fellside towards Holme Fell (1040ft). On the way we made a detour to two disused reservoirs. There were loads of dragonflies around.

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This is the larger of the two. We chatted with a couple who were camping just to the left. I think we were the first people they had seen.

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From the reservoir we headed up to Ivy Crag.

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Then on to Holme Fell where you could look down on to the hamlet of Tilberthwaite way below.

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Looking along Coniston Water.

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Close up of the Langdale Pikes.

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Wetherlam with Tilberthwaite bottom right.

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Coniston Old Man behind....and as Brendan just said, Walney Old Woman in front.......cheek!

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View out towards Dunmail Raise and down on to the larger reservoir.

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Close-up of the Fairfield Horseshoe.

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We headed down Uskdale Gap towards Yew Tree Tarn.

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We took the path to Yew Tree Farm which was once owned by Beatrix Potter, and is still a working farm and Tea Room. They used this building in the `Miss Potter` film of 2007 to stand in for Hill Top Farm. We had coffee and scones....Brendan had the cheese ones and I had the jam and cream ones, yummy!

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It is very atmospheric on the inside.....I didn`t spot the fox until now!

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The barn has the original spinning gallery.

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We then headed around the side of Holme Fell back to Hodge Close.

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On the way back in the car we stopped off opposite the Torver Land Rover Shop to take the two minute walk to Kelly Hall Tarn.

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It has excellent views out to Dow Crag and Coniston Old Man.

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Today`s weather made it picture postcard-like.

A good little walk with lots to see, only about 4 miles long and easy walking.
Jo.
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