Author Topic: TR Day 2 of an overnighter from Moffat Sun 20 Sep 20  (Read 900 times)

April

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By morning the wind had dropped and we awoke to a temperature inversion. We were lucky to be above it.


A peep of hills and wind turbines


Another inversion shot


Tinto is the hill peeping out on the right


The last shot of the inversion


We packed our gear up and we were away by 8.30. We walked toward Upper Coomb Craig hoping to get a view of an inversion down the Blackhope Valley. Then we would return over Swatte Fell to descend to Greygill Head

Clag coming in as we went toward Upper Coomb Craig


The inversion started rising and it covered Hart Fell and the hills to the right and in front of us. No point in continuing if we were walking into clag so we retraced our steps to descend Swatte Fell toward Blue Cairn.

Close up of the Devil's Beef Tub from Swatte Fell


It was an entertaining descent watching the mist swirl about. It took our minds off the terrain that got rougher and more boggy.

On our way to Blue Cairn


Mist and shadows


A look back at Swatte Fell


We followed the quad bike tracks when they were going where we were going and there was an odd trod here and there in between the pathless rough boggy bits.

Descending into the clag


We weren't in it very long.

A cairn on Greygill Head


We were out of the mist and had some views. We sat here for a brew and some food looking at the view. This isn't the summit of Greygill Head, the summit is further north east in the middle of a field of heather.

Devil's Beef Tub from Greygill Head


Descending to Blaebeck


We followed a bit of a trod here and there down the steep hillside.

Looking back at the steep descent


A look back at Greygill Head


A fine looking bull


Thankfully on the other side of a fence! His eyes looked closed but he turned his head as we went by, he was watching us! We said hello to the same farmer we'd seen twice yesterday on his quad bike and said hello to a few walkers as they walked up Well Road. 

In Moffat we had a walk around the very pretty town. It was very busy, the cafe's were full and the outside sitting areas were busy too. We got some stuff to eat and drink from the Co-op instead and went into the park to eat it before we went home.

Day 2 was Swatte Fell - half way to Upper Coomb Craig - Swatte Fell - Blue Cairn - Greygill Head - Blaebeck - Well Road - Moffat. 6.46 miles with 22m ascent.
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Re: TR Day 2 of an overnighter from Moffat Sun 20 Sep 20
« Reply #1 on: 19:44:43, 22/09/20 »
more fab pics O0
Shame it was too windy to get my star shots :)
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Re: TR Day 2 of an overnighter from Moffat Sun 20 Sep 20
« Reply #2 on: 19:56:17, 22/09/20 »
More loveliness, particularly the swirly cloud shots.

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Re: TR Day 2 of an overnighter from Moffat Sun 20 Sep 20
« Reply #3 on: 20:08:28, 22/09/20 »
Great to get an inversion, isn't it? Really special.  O0
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Re: TR Day 2 of an overnighter from Moffat Sun 20 Sep 20
« Reply #4 on: 20:22:47, 22/09/20 »
Call that an inversion? Pigs might fly  ;D
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Re: TR Day 2 of an overnighter from Moffat Sun 20 Sep 20
« Reply #5 on: 20:26:09, 22/09/20 »
Shame it was too windy to get my star shots :)


Bleddy weather forecasts  ;)


More loveliness, particularly the swirly cloud shots.


Great to get an inversion, isn't it? Really special.  O0


Thanks Ridge and Richard, inversions are special as long as you don't have to walk into the clag to get down again  :)


Call that an inversion? Pigs might fly  ;D


I will report you to the PPS  :)
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