Roan Head Ponds

Name of walk Roan Head Ponds
Date of walk 2016-12-04

It was a nice sunny day so Brendan and I decided to have a walk around the Roan Head ponds. They are former iron ore mines now used for permit fishing. Many are named after the mine owner’s children. There is Nigel, Rita, Kathleen,Violet, Ethel, Peggy and Betty, plus others.

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We took a walk down to the beach.

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Snow on the higher fells.

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This dog was not held back by his disability, but was flying around the sand chasing his friend.

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The first pond is named Nigel.

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We take a walk all the way around.

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We walk up the bank to the field for the view.

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We scare some sheep.

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We head up the road, turning in left at the farm and take the old railway track along side Rita.

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Then we walked between two ponds called High and Low something or other! I spot a familiar shape fishing, whilst slowly freezing to death beside the tarn.

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It is Martin, our son Tom's Godfather. We stop for a chat allowing Martin an excuse to move about and defrost!

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We continue around the tarn to our left and come out near the car parking area for the fishermen.

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A great view back over Rita.

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This photo is just for reference, so I can remember where we came out on to the road back to Roan Head. Next time I will park here and explore some more.

An interesting little walk, but one pond is very much like another. The walk took us a couple of hours but there are many more ponds still to explore.

Jo.

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