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