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