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richardh1905

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Re: TR - Northern Howgills
« Reply #15 on: 19:48:17, 21/05/20 »
A great clear day and views in the underrated Howgills  O0
Highly recommended for beating your leg muscles into shape, and don't mention Yarlside right now, I feel shattered just thinking about it.  :)
It was, and long may they remain underrated in the eyes of the masses.

Yarlside was particularly brutal, but my 59 year old legs didn't suffer too badly - living up the hill in Grange-over-Sands is good practice.
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« Reply #16 on: 22:24:33, 21/05/20 »
What a fab looking outing.  I love the view down the Bowderdale valley.  That Yarlside looks a bit "eeek" though  :o


The Howgills were going to get "Mel'd" this summer.  A holiday I've sadly had to cancel so thanks for exploring them for me  O0 
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« Reply #17 on: 09:05:57, 22/05/20 »
Thanks Mel, a pleasure exploring them for you.


I'm sure that the Howgills will still be there for you when lockdown is over- including Yarlside!

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« Reply #18 on: 09:34:37, 22/05/20 »
That look a "proper" walk.  O0

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« Reply #19 on: 16:19:23, 22/05/20 »
That look a "proper" walk.  O0
Felt like a proper walk too!  :buck2:
That cold beer in the garden was good.
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Re: TR - Northern Howgills
« Reply #20 on: 16:52:00, 22/05/20 »
Can't get better than the hills to yourselves, beautiful scenery and a new 'patch' to explore.  Lovely pics, brought the place back and definitely a good spot for a solitary wild camp in the future.  I thought the same as you regarding water sources, it gets a bit barren when you're doing a route along the tops on a warm day - think I ended up dropping right the way down to the base of Yarlside to pick up some water then re-ascending it all.  Wouldn't do that again  ;D


The Calf + Hazelgill Knotts is a route worth doing if you get a chance to go back, plus if you're up for some summer gardening, Weasdale nurseries are well regarded and worth a drop in on the way home.

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« Reply #21 on: 17:07:01, 22/05/20 »
Thanks for the reply.  :)
We only met 4 people all day, but saw a few others at a distance. Very quiet.

... think I ended up dropping right the way down to the base of Yarlside to pick up some water then re-ascending it all.  Wouldn't do that again  ;D 

Don't like the sound of that at all!

And yes, the Hazelgill Knotts ridge looks like a good way up onto the tops.
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« Reply #23 on: 21:33:41, 23/05/20 »
Hi Richard, just shown my wife the weatherbeaten man with dog photo, and at first glance she thought it was me !!  :) , she thought i was at work that day and didn't know i had a dog, lol,  ???

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« Reply #24 on: 08:57:41, 24/05/20 »
Hi Richard, just shown my wife the weatherbeaten man with dog photo, and at first glance she thought it was me !!  :) , she thought i was at work that day and didn't know i had a dog, lol,  ???


The truth is out!


Creepy that I have a doppelganger though. ;D
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