18th May 2011

Keswick rambling club coach outing to Dunsop Bridge and up Mellor Knoll

the famous phone box at Dunsop Bridge which claims to be the centre of Great Britain

setting out towards Root Farm

heading down the Hodder Valley

a stile for short-sighted walkers

approaching an elaborate bridge over the River Hodder

the "C" party from the bridge

there is a strange revolving gate at the east end of the bridge

this unusual bridge from the east bank of the River Hodder ..

.. zooming in on the 1882 plaque gives a clue to its purpose as the footway is built over a large pipe

Burholme Farm

Burholme Bridge

looking up the River Hodder from Burholme Bridge

looking south as we enter the woods above Whitmore Farm

Susan leads us through the woods

a distant glimpse of the "A" party on Mellor Knoll

looking east over the Hodder Valley

on the wet path above the Hodder Valley

another shot over the Hodder Valley with bluebells in front

an interesting carved trough with Totridge behind and the "A" party high on its slopes

on the ridge of Mellor Knoll

from the top of Mellor Knoll looking east ..

.. and looking south

posed group on top of Mellor Knoll

descending the bridleway below Mellor Knoll

descending to Hareden

Mellor Knoll from Langden Brook ..

.. and from an unusual gate at Closes Barn

tea at Dunsop Bridge post office

ducklings on the village green

Hark to Bounty Inn at Slaidburn ..

.. going in for dinner