This was a tiny walk, to pick up a straggler
Wainwright which we had not managed to include two days previously
Rigg is the second most western of the Wainwrights, south of Grike and
west of Caw Fell, all of which are south of Ennerdale. The
terrain is one of rolling grasslands, not unlike Back o' Skiddaw but
milder in outline.
are the pictures
(click on any picture for
a larger version):
|We approached from
the little road running due south from Ennerdale Bridge towards Calder
Bridge, which climbs quite steeply up onto the edge of Kinniside
Common, which we crossed to reach Lank Rigg, on the right in this
picture. The fell on the left is called, mysteriously, Whoap.
|The shallow valley
across the common is cut by the infant River Calder. Sophie is
down near the river's junction with a beck coming in from the left,
called Stinking Gill - another mystifying name, since it seemed a
pleasant enough little beck...
at the top of Lank Rigg. In the background are some of the fells
we climbed two days previously: Caw Fell on the right, with Haycock
view north from Lank Rigg towards Ennerdale: Whoap is just across the
col. The OS Explorer map, incidentally, is remarkably free of any
footpath markings in this area; the path you can see is not marked,
neither is the 3-mile, highly visible path between Crag Fell and Caw
Fell. Which is better: paths not on the map which you can use, or
paths on the map which you cannot use?
had taken a picture of Sellafield, but I soon deleted it in favour of
this one: wind-farms near Workington, on the coast, with Dumfries and
Galloway easily visible in the distance.
|Coming back down from the
col, Sophie poses in front of the way home.
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