|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.
Looking down on the two openings, where we were heading to.
Close up of a couple of climbers.
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.
A good reflection of the quarry face.
Looking up at the quarry face.
The way back up is on the right.
Looking out the opening.
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.
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.
From the reservoir we headed up to Ivy Crag.
Then on to Holme Fell where you could look down on to the hamlet of Tilberthwaite way below.
Looking along Coniston Water.
Close up of the Langdale Pikes.
Wetherlam with Tilberthwaite bottom right.
Coniston Old Man behind....and as Brendan just said, Walney Old Woman in front.......cheek!
View out towards Dunmail Raise and down on to the larger reservoir.
Close-up of the Fairfield Horseshoe.
We headed down Uskdale Gap towards Yew Tree Tarn.
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!
It is very atmospheric on the inside.....I didn`t spot the fox until now!
The barn has the original spinning gallery.
We then headed around the side of Holme Fell back to Hodge Close.
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.
It has excellent views out to Dow Crag and Coniston Old Man.
Today`s weather made it picture postcard-like.