Author Topic: Howden Moors - Howden Dean, Back Tor and Lost Lad  (Read 355 times)

adalard

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Morning everyone  :)


I've just published a new blog on a return visit I recently made to Howden Moors. I first walked up there last year, taking in Outer Edge and Margery Hill, and on my way down passed a really large clough that curved away mysteriously into the hillside. I'm not sure what the name of this valley is, having it seen described as Howden Dean Clough (after one of the hills at the side of it) and Abbeybrook Clough (after the river running down it) - there doesn't appear to be a name on the map, although oddly all the cloughs that run into it have names.  ???

Anyway, I've been hankering to explore it ever since that original walk and when I finally did it proved to be a real gem of a place with some really fascinating landforms.


Here's a few pictures from the walk:


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Derwent Reservoir.


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Howden Dean and Cogman Clough (phone pic).


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Looking back down as we neared the moors.


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Looking back at the clough once we were on Howden Moors.


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Ominous skies over Lost Lad as we returned to Fairholmes (we dodged the rain, happily!).


As always, the full trip report and more pictures are on the blog at:

http://www.occasionallylost.com/2017/10/howden-moors-howden-dean-back-tor-and.html


Cheers,  O0




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Re: Howden Moors - Howden Dean, Back Tor and Lost Lad
« Reply #1 on: 12:24:11, 05/10/17 »
Great write up and wonderful pictures as usual adalard  O0

I admit I had to google "HP Lovecraft" and "apocryphal"  :-[

The Northumbrian word for clough is cleugh and is pronounced clook. Just thought I would throw that in the mix  ;D

It looks lovely walking country up there, a wonderfully rich landscape  :)
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Re: Howden Moors - Howden Dean, Back Tor and Lost Lad
« Reply #2 on: 13:46:12, 05/10/17 »
I always wondered how to pronounce cleuch!

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Re: Howden Moors - Howden Dean, Back Tor and Lost Lad
« Reply #3 on: 21:39:35, 05/10/17 »
Great photos and TR adalard    :)    I like the winding valleys and enfolding hillsides, the kind of landscape that entices one to explore further

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Re: Howden Moors - Howden Dean, Back Tor and Lost Lad
« Reply #4 on: 22:36:02, 05/10/17 »
Lovely photos O0   I did that same route (more or less) back in August.  I posted some heather photos from the walk on here if I remember correctly.
Really love that area  8)
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Re: Howden Moors - Howden Dean, Back Tor and Lost Lad
« Reply #5 on: 23:11:47, 05/10/17 »
Locally its called Abbey Brook - its looked after by the National Trust and has had a very chequered recent history, with really destructive works to the footpath turning it into both a quagmire and an eyesore. Thankfully a couple of years of people leaving it the hell alone have done it a world of good. It must have one of my most favourite names for a tributary - Gravy Clough


You get some of the best autumn and winter light stood on the side of Abbey Brook looking ver to Howden Dean or Margery Hill
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Re: Howden Moors - Howden Dean, Back Tor and Lost Lad
« Reply #6 on: 07:26:41, 06/10/17 »
Great pics and write up adalard  O0
I particularly like the back for trig with the lovely cloud formations  :)
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Re: Howden Moors - Howden Dean, Back Tor and Lost Lad
« Reply #7 on: 10:34:39, 06/10/17 »
Looks an absolute belter! O0

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Re: Howden Moors - Howden Dean, Back Tor and Lost Lad
« Reply #8 on: 16:00:45, 06/10/17 »
Thanks for the kind comments, everyone - much appreciated!  :) O0


I admit I had to google "HP Lovecraft"...


He's a bit of an acquired taste, I think, and not really my cup of tea. His Cthulhu was the first monster with tentacles that popped into my mind. I'm surprised it wasn't the Flying Spaghetti Monster, considering how often my thoughts turn to, "When's my next meal due?;D


The Northumbrian word for clough is cleugh and is pronounced clook. Just thought I would throw that in the mix  ;D

It looks lovely walking country up there, a wonderfully rich landscape  :)


It is, April - I'm loving exploring this part of it, it's mostly new to me. That's interesting about the Northumbrian version of the word, I'm guessing they must come from the same original.


I like the winding valleys and enfolding hillsides, the kind of landscape that entices one to explore further


That's exactly how I feel too, Dovegirl. If we pass something like that when we travelling, I always look it up on OS Maps when I get home.  :)


I did that same route (more or less) back in August.  I posted some heather photos from the walk on here if I remember correctly.
Really love that area  8)


Me too - and I remember the heather pictures, they were lovely. Must have been wonderful up there.  :)


Locally its called Abbey Brook - its looked after by the National Trust and has had a very chequered recent history, with really destructive works to the footpath turning it into both a quagmire and an eyesore. Thankfully a couple of years of people leaving it the hell alone have done it a world of good. It must have one of my most favourite names for a tributary - Gravy Clough


Thanks for the confirmation of the name, Requiem. The path was pretty decent all the way to the top of the clough, if very narrow in its later stages. I agree, Gravy Clough is a great name!  :)


I particularly like the back for trig with the lovely cloud formations  :)


The skies were very changeable that afternoon - you'd have got some great time lapse footage, I reckon, it was the perfect day for it.  O0


Looks an absolute belter! O0


Yeah, it was a cracking day out, Pleb.  :)




Cheers again, everyone.  :) :)