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