Sour Hows to Troutbeck Tongue

Name of walk Sour Hows to Troutbeck Tongue
Date of walk 2011-04-07
Distance walked (miles) 10
Duration of walk 4 hours 45 minutes
Weather Sunshine
Peaks on walk Sour Hows, Sallows, Troutbeck Tongue
Walked with On own
Parking Spaces on the road beside the church

On my day off on Thursday I went to Troutbeck to walk up Sour Howes (1585ft), Sallows (1691ft) and Troutbeck Tongue (1191ft). I parked off the road just before the church. I did get a call at 7.30am to ask me to take Dr. Acton`s science classes, but the weather was far too good to spend all week working, so I guiltily declined the offer and headed out into the sunshine!

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A superb display of daffodils!

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The Jesus Church clock gives me my setting-off time.

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Memorial to the Troutbeck dead of World War One.

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Taken from the Garburn Pass looking along the ridge of Yoke, Ill Bell and Froswick. Troutbeck Tongue on the left.

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After crossing three stiles I head up the ridge of Backstone Barrow that leads to Sour Hows.

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Looking down the ridge towards Windermere.

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From Sour Hows looking over to Sallows on the right.

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Looking down the length of Windermere.

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Troutbeck Tongue on the left.

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From Sallows looking back to Sour Hows.

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I head down to the Garburn Pass and turn left heading for the gate where I would then go straight down the fell. Safe, as it is all on grass, just a bit boggy in places!

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Almost down to the track, looking at Troutbeck Tongue ahead.

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Now on the track I head for the barn and the possibility of lambs!

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Lambs!

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Baaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!! So cute! I have watched all this weeks episodes of "Lambing Live" on BBC2. Only our BBC would put out a live programme on sheep farming five nights a week on prime time TV! Last year it came from Wales but this year it is from Cumbria (Kirkby Stephen). It is great telly!

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Eventually I cross Hagg Gill for the track on the otherside that leads up the valley.

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Hagg Gill from the bridge.

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I head for the back way up Troutbeck Tongue.

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Looking back to Threshthwaite Mouth. Stony Cove Pike on the left, Thornthwaite Crag on the right.

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Troutbeck Tongue summit cairn.

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My lunch view back down the valley.

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When I got back to the track the farmers were moving the sheep back up the valley.

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A stile but no fence!!

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Puddle reflections.

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Looking back down the valley as I make for Town Head.

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Town Head. I detour to the Queens Head for a diet coke!

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I head back along the main road towards the church and spot some more lambs.

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Back to the church. The clock tells me the walk took 4 hours and 45 minutes. The walk was about 10 miles.

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The glass was mostly designed by Sir Edward Burne-Jones, and made by William Morris & Co. William Morris was responsible for the design of the greenery in the window. Some of the details are the work of Ford Madox Brown. Local tradition has it that William Morris and Ford Madox Brown came to Troutbeck on a fishing holiday while Burne-Jones was working on the window, and they stayed to assist him.

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Jesus Church, rebuilt 1736.

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One last look at the daffs!

Another good walk!
Jo.
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