Author Topic: Where is this?  (Read 4613 times)

ninthace

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Re: Where is this?
« Reply #30 on: 16:57:54, 23/04/19 »
If you are right that would be Shacklesborough then.  Looks like a small table mountain from a distance.  The route off comes down to the right of that gully http://www.haroldstreet.org.uk/routes/download/?walk=1838  Picture taken from the car park?
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Rob Goes Walking

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Re: Where is this?
« Reply #31 on: 17:00:55, 23/04/19 »
The tree in the foreground suggests possibly looking southish?

What about it suggested that?

Balderhead Reservoir, south of Middleton in Teesdale.


I was wrong about the Southern Pennines.

How do you do it? I tried to find it on the map using this information and it kinda looks like around about NY9102718921 but I can't see the trees in the photo that should be by Blea Gill? How far am I out?

ninthace

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Re: Where is this?
« Reply #32 on: 17:06:21, 23/04/19 »
If it is - it is one of the routes I suggested to you.
In areas where there is a strong wind, trees grow smaller on the upwind side.  The prevailing winds are westerly so west is to the right.   Should be in your navigation book.
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Re: Where is this?
« Reply #33 on: 17:23:20, 23/04/19 »
If it is - it is one of the routes I suggested to you.
In areas where there is a strong wind, trees grow smaller on the upwind side.  The prevailing winds are westerly so west is to the right.   Should be in your navigation book.

It mentioned directional wind but didn't tell me the prevailing wind direction. The example in the book was much more obviously bent by wind, it didn't point out that they grow smaller on the upwind side.

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Re: Where is this?
« Reply #34 on: 17:45:06, 23/04/19 »
How do you do it?

The scarring along the shores suggested a reservoir, and it looked like the Pennines rather than the Lakes - open rounded hillsides rather than craggy.

So I used an online OS map and quickly panned through likely spots at 1:50,000 scale. As I said, the gully is quite a feature, as is the rounded hilltop with a cairn or trig point on top - this is in line with the gully (another clue). The lack of woods helps eliminate many possibilities, as does the presence of the wall running parallel to the gully. As soon as I saw Balderhead on the map I thought that it was a contender, so I had a quick look at a satellite image - the wall was there where it should be, and I could even spot the trees to the left of the photo! A quick search for images of Balderhead Reservoir provided confirmation.


Edit - the 1:50000 map does show conifers on the western side of the gully - these must have been clear felled some years ago, as they are certainly not present on the satellite imagery - or the photo!

Edit 2 - this image clinched it - https://binged.it/2IRn1mS
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Rob Goes Walking

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Re: Where is this?
« Reply #35 on: 18:04:22, 23/04/19 »
Years of experience and acquired knowledge.

There I fixed your explanation. Actually your explanation was quite good. In ViewRanger the large scale OS mapping shows trees too, must be out of date. I've ordered a paper map of this area just waiting on the postman.

Edited for grammar.
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ninthace

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Re: Where is this?
« Reply #36 on: 18:07:09, 23/04/19 »
Can I have a go.  Two pics of the same Fell.





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Re: Where is this?
« Reply #37 on: 18:26:09, 23/04/19 »
Balderhead Reservoir, south of Middleton in Teesdale.


I was wrong about the Southern Pennines.
Richard you need to get out more, or should that be less.

richardh1905

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Re: Where is this?
« Reply #38 on: 18:38:52, 23/04/19 »
Can I have a go.  Two pics of the same Fell.

I think that you are being very sneaky  ;) .

Anyway, I'm going to pass on this one - as BuzyG implies, I spend far too much time pouring over maps!


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Re: Where is this?
« Reply #39 on: 18:44:48, 23/04/19 »
Ninthace, could that be Nine Standards Rig?

richardh1905

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Re: Where is this?
« Reply #40 on: 18:48:12, 23/04/19 »
Took the bait!

ninthace

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« Reply #41 on: 19:12:43, 23/04/19 »
Took the bait!
  Now I understand what you mean Richard!  No cigar this time Mike!
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richardh1905

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Re: Where is this?
« Reply #42 on: 20:02:07, 23/04/19 »
I don't want to hog the limelight but I couldn't resist. ;)

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« Reply #43 on: 20:50:53, 23/04/19 »
I don't want to hog the limelight but I couldn't resist. ;)

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Re: Where is this?
« Reply #44 on: 20:53:00, 23/04/19 »
Wild Boar Fell, near the source of the Eden
Well done.  Your turn
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