11th March 2011

today's walk: Great Asby Scar

snowdrops and stream in Orton

the stream above the bridge

Broadfell Farm with the Howgills in the distance

limekiln beside the track

looking south to the Howgills from the limekiln

monument for Queen Victoria's jubilee in 1887

zooming across to the southwest corner of the scar with the Howgills behind

old gate with the highest point of the scar behind the breeze block stile

bridleway through the nature reserve

the largest building in the ancient settlement Castle Folds

another building in the settlement with limestone pavement behind

looking down from the bank of the settlement onto limestone pavement

the apparently natural "castle" with the settlement on top

looking west to Orton with rain driving in

trees near the trig point

the trig point with another glimpse of Castle Folds

another limekiln on the way down

looking back at the scar from the descent track

approaching Orton village

zooming in on the church

inside the church

Orton church