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" Stanley Gill Force Walk "
Date & start time: Thursday 14th April 2016, 4.10 pm start.
Location of Start : Trough House Bridge car park, Eskdale, Cumbria, Uk ( NY 171 003 )
Places visited : Stanley Gill Valley and waterfalls.
Walk details : 2.1 mls, 300 feet of ascent / descent, 1 hour 20 mins.
Highest points : The waterfalls and the pub afterwards.
Walked with : Hilary and Richard, Ann and our dogs, Harry and Dylan.
Weather : Overcast but dry and just that touch of coolness.
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A second walk in the mid-afternoon takes us up the hidden valley of Stanley Gill
to the waterfalls tucked away in the side of the main Eskdale Valley.
Famous for its firns and trees, this is a delightful area of 'temperate rain forest' and offers a lovely extra little walk today.
This is the first time we have been when the Rhododendrons are in flower.
A delicate pink colour on the flowers in bloom.
A bumble bee kindly came along to add interest to the photo.
Stanley Gill flowing down over the boulders, the water blurred by the long exposure.
Hold your cursor over the picture to try and stop time for a moment.
The forest floor is green with young growth.
Dylan encourages us onward and upward across the many bridges.
The path up the side of the waterfall is now totally non-maintained and is particularly steep, wet and complicated by fallen trees.
Richard and I clambered to the top of the falls but it does match the 'health warning - path closed' scenario . . . so follow it at your own risk.
It just remained for us to reverse out outward route
and cross all the bridges again on our way back down the valley.
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After reaching the car and changing our boots it was time to adjourn for something to eat.
The Brook House Inn . . . that will do nicely.
With the extra walk it nicely coincided with an early supper time.
That will save cooking and washing up when we get home . . . and it allowed the conversation to continue for longer
as Richard and Hilary would be heading a different direction to us once the day was done.
Mmm . . . . Wild Mushrooms
[ They were actually quite calm till you prodded them with the fork ;o) ]
. . . followed by a lovely seafood platter
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Technical note: Pictures taken with either Ann's Canon Sureshot SX220, or my Canon 1100D Digital SLR.
Resized in Photoshop, and built up on a Dreamweaver web builder.
This site best viewed with . . . a change of seasons and new flowers to study.
Previous walk - 14th April 2016 - Hard Knott and the Eskdale Needle
A previous time up here - 10th November 2012 La'al Ratty and Stanley Gill Falls
Staying in the area or just fancy other ideas - Walks from Dalegarth Station