Author Topic: TR Around Tindale Tarn from Clesketts Thu 11 Jun 20  (Read 359 times)

April

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I started from the Clesketts car park which is near Hallbankgate in north east Cumbria. It was a bit cloudy and blustery but there were some good views to be had. I walked up by Tortie Hill and I got a cheery wave and good morning from a man who lived in the house below the hill.

Simmerson Hill, Talking Fell and Whinny Fell from Clesketts


Bleddy Bullocks


Approaching Howgill I saw cattle ahead. I wasn't going to turn around this time. As I got close I noticed they didn't have any udders so they were male cows. The one on the left of the path saw me coming and moved to the right of the path to be with his mates. I said "hello coos" and they looked at me slightly curiously. The last bullock was startled when it heard me and it looked like it might kick off but I said "sorry coo" and he was quite happy with the apology and ate some more grass. If only all cattle were like this, I heard a woman got trampled by cattle in Halifax a couple of days before on Tuesday.

Tortie Hill


Looking back at Howgill


I'd turned left at Howgill making my way by Stagsike, the RSPB building. The RSPB have named this the Geltsdale Nature Reserve but I have a few issues with this because Geltsdale is on the other side of Cold Fell! This area is Tindale, surely?  :-\ Maybe the locals here call it Geltsdale?

Seat with Geltsdale written on it


In my mind it should have Tindale on it  :D

Passing Stagsike on the way to Tindale Tarn


Looking back at Stagsike and Tortie Hill


Rush hour on this ROW


I wasn't going that way though I was still heading eastward.

Tindale Tarn now in view


Looking back to Tindale Tarn and Tortie Hill


Very cute lamb


It didn't move an inch as I went by it!

Lunch time quarry


I had my lunch here trying to get out of the wind. It was swirling about though so I didn't stay that long.

Looking back on the disused railway track near Tindale


Stephenson's rocket used to haul loads up and down here to Hallbankgate and Brampton

On the way up Tarnhouse Rigg


From Tindale I'd took the ROW left. I should have ignored the direction arrow because this led to no man's land and rough grass. I should have followed the track to the left which I eventually joined and followed to a gate.

Quarry near Tindale


My lunchtime quarry was on the right in this shot.

Tindale Tarn with Cold Fell above it


I had thought about doing this fell but it was too windy today to be at that height, 621m

Brown Fell, Simmerson Hill, Talking Fell and Tortie Hill in view


Stagsike and Howgill below Cold Fell and Brown Fell


No more photos were taken as I rounded Tortie Hill and back to the car park. A smashing walk. 5.5 miles with 100m ascent, Clesketts - Howgill - Stagsike - Tindale - Thorn - Clesketts.
"Who would've thought...... you are light and darkness coming through" words by Tim Armstrong

Lee in Doncaster

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Re: TR Around Tindale Tarn from Clesketts Thu 11 Jun 20
« Reply #1 on: 13:59:27, 14/06/20 »
Some real countryside...not the pretend countryside of country parks that I'm having to be grateful for.
Walking every week in the Peak District...or somewhere else   http://peakwalking.blogspot.com

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Re: TR Around Tindale Tarn from Clesketts Thu 11 Jun 20
« Reply #2 on: 15:26:08, 14/06/20 »
Nice pics Ape O0
Looks like a good walk
DRIP COFFINS  :D

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Re: TR Around Tindale Tarn from Clesketts Thu 11 Jun 20
« Reply #3 on: 16:31:15, 14/06/20 »
Lovely pics.
Interesting place names 'Bleddy Bullocks' and 'Lunchtime Quarry'. :D

richardh1905

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Re: TR Around Tindale Tarn from Clesketts Thu 11 Jun 20
« Reply #4 on: 18:06:36, 14/06/20 »
Nice photos, April. Although I have been to Brampton dozens and dozens of times, I've never been up to Tindale Tarn.

karl h

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Re: TR Around Tindale Tarn from Clesketts Thu 11 Jun 20
« Reply #5 on: 18:46:46, 14/06/20 »
A grand day out with great pics April O0


When you were a wee girl did you  to sit on the banking waving a hankey as Stevenson's rocket went past ;D




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April

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Re: TR Around Tindale Tarn from Clesketts Thu 11 Jun 20
« Reply #6 on: 19:29:11, 14/06/20 »
Some real countryside...not the pretend countryside of country parks that I'm having to be grateful for.

I am lucky to be able to go walking in the real countyside

Looks like a good walk

It was pretty good  :)

Interesting place names 'Bleddy Bullocks' and 'Lunchtime Quarry'. :D

 ;D

I've never been up to Tindale Tarn.

This is the first time I've done this walk and seen the tarn up close.

When you were a wee girl did you  to sit on the banking waving a hankey as Stevenson's rocket went past ;D

 ;D
"Who would've thought...... you are light and darkness coming through" words by Tim Armstrong

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Re: TR Around Tindale Tarn from Clesketts Thu 11 Jun 20
« Reply #7 on: 20:31:23, 14/06/20 »
Great views ! & it looks like you had a long walk down to the cattle just to test your nerve . When  ever I come across them now , some unfortunate stories are always at the back of my mind .  ???

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Re: TR Around Tindale Tarn from Clesketts Thu 11 Jun 20
« Reply #8 on: 17:26:40, 15/06/20 »
Suppose when you go walking you are used to hearing a load of old bullocks  ;D

April

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Re: TR Around Tindale Tarn from Clesketts Thu 11 Jun 20
« Reply #9 on: 19:48:20, 15/06/20 »
it looks like you had a long walk down to the cattle just to test your nerve.

It seemed to take ages but I got a chance to see how they were behaving. It was a good sign when the one on the left moved over to the right when he saw me coming.

When  ever I come across them now , some unfortunate stories are always at the back of my mind

Mine too and I have had a few scary experiences with cattle. You just never know with cattle because they can be unpredictable.

Suppose when you go walking you are used to hearing a load of old bullocks  ;D

 ;D

But I don't go walking with Karl that often?   :-\ :D  ;)
"Who would've thought...... you are light and darkness coming through" words by Tim Armstrong

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Re: TR Around Tindale Tarn from Clesketts Thu 11 Jun 20
« Reply #10 on: 22:47:12, 15/06/20 »
 ;D ;D ;D
DRIP COFFINS  :D