15th June 2011

today's Lake District Volunteer work party: clearing a medieval archeological site near Crummock Water


looking back towards Buttermere from the approach path to the site


Mellbreak in mist from the approach path


not much sign of anything under all this bracken ..


.. but we get to work with slashers, scythes and rakes ..


.. to reveal the foundations of a longhouse


the next site before we get started


slashing bracken from the remains of the walls


another ancient dwelling is revealed ..


.. and a larger enclosed area ..


.. possibly used for summer cattle grazing


looking down Crummock Water from the site


a map of the site - the circle shows the first spots we tackled - now we head to the arrowed sites


nothing obvious here amongst the bracken ..


.. but soon this old longhouse is revealed


the higher site shows a little more sign of old walls ..


.. but we are soon unearthing a lot more with possibly another longhouse


Robinson from this site


the site from higher up the hillside with Robinson and Fleetwith Pike beyond


panoramic shot of the whole site from the same spot up the hillside


two us us decided to return by Scale Force - here looking back down Scale Beck


Scale Force - Lakeland's highest waterfall


another look down on our worksite from the Scale Force to Buttermere path


Buttermere and Fleetwith Pike from the path


better weather coming in over Mellbreak