|The Cairns of Mallerstang - A walk with Gerry & Bob - Sun 8th April 2007|
|Our walk starts from the small hamlet of Outhgill following the old track up via Headley's Gill and up onto High Seat via the very steep ground between Coalwell Scars and Trough Riggs|
|After visiting High Seat we then head south for about 1 kilometre until we reach Gregory Chapel (Archy Styrigg). 695m|
|Gerry and the lads at Gregory Chapel ( Archy Styrigg)|
|Yours truly - photo by Gerry|
|Bob at Gregory Chapel|
|Heading south east now along Gregory Band we come across an interesting unnamed pillar and shelter.|
|Cairns along Gregory Band|
|We carry on following the national park
boundary untill we arrive at Lady's Pillar which is
situated just west of the spot height 689m marked on the
map at Hugh Seat.
We leave Lady's Seat and descend directly south through the bogs to the Scarth of Scaithes and then up onto Little Fell at 667m
|After visiting the very unassuming top of Little Fell - 667m (no cairn worth photographing here) we descend toward Hell Gill Bridge where we encounter this cairn about halfway down.|
|On the descent from Little Fell|
|A slight diversion from the main path brings us to Hell Gill Force after which we cross the railway bridge and the B6259 before starting our ascent up Stubbing Rigg.|
|Hell Gill Force|
|After climbing for approximately 2km we arrive at Swarth Fell Pike and a further kilometre brings us to the main top of Swarth Fell - 681m|
|We carry on northwards until we gain Wild Boar Fell and after following the boundary fence along the wide grassy top for a further kilometre we eventually reach the magnificent cairns at its northerly end.|
|The Cairns on Wild Boar Fell|
|We then head off north west for about half a kilometre to visit the trig point.|
|We now head north again and descend to
High Dolphinsty then Low Dolphinsty before making our
final climb up onto Little Fell at 559m.
Leaving Little Fell we make our way down off the fell toward the bridge over the railway lines at Moss Gill, a short walk through fields then brings us back to Outhgill.
This was a very hard but rewarding walk with my good friend Gerry around the the ridges of Mallerstang.
Distance approx 13miles.
|Little Fell (last but not least)|