|Dodd Fell Hill & Drumaldrace - Sun 29th April 2007|
|Our walk starts from the busy town of Hawes and follows the Pennine Way southwest through the small village of Gayle with its sheep filled paddocks and allotments|
|It's Spring again and who can resist stopping to take photo's like these!|
|We cross the stile at the end of Gaudy Lane and head off up the ridge toward Ten End|
|Gerry checks directions at Gaudy House|
|The view across Sleddale towards Wether Fell|
|Still following the Pennine Way we trace the line of the wall up the ridge until we reach Ten End|
|.Our route levels out now as we join the
West Cam Road (track), heading towards Dodd Fell.
Ingleborough can just be seen to the left of the picture in the distance.
|Cairn nearing the junction of the West Cam Road.|
|We leave the West Cam Road near Spilling
Moss Turf Ground and head straight up the fell to reach
the summit of Dodd Fell Hill.
We leave Dodd Fell Hill heading in an easterly direction, making sure we keep to the high ground as we skirt around Bank Gill. We soon meet up with the cairn near North Gate and then the Cam High Road heading northeast towards Drumaldrace and Wether Fell.
Trig Point - Dodd Fell Hill
|Gerry poses on the cairn at Drumaldrace
We leave the cairn at Drumaldrace and head northeast across the fell top, picking our way through the bogs and peat hags until we reach the remains of the disused quarry on the other side. Its all downhill from this point as we follow the wall east for a few hundred yards until we are able to pass through the gate and join the path heading down towards Burtersett.
|An interesting property used to store straw for the sheep|
|You can certainly tell its spring-time around here, approaching Burtersett|
|We arrive back at Gayle after a very
enjoyable walk of about 12miles. It is just a short walk
back to Hawes from here now.
Photo of Gayle Beck taken from the bridge.