Our first walk down in Dorset had to be good and take us to several interesting features along the way. This one took us to Ballard Down via Old Harry Rocks and visited the Norman Church in Studland!
Date: 14th January 2015 Distance: 10.0km (6.21 Miles) Parking: Roadside at Ireby  
Start Location: Ireby Ascent (m/ft): 464m (1522ft) Weather:

Mostly Cloudy

Time Started: 10:00 Highest Point: Green How (321m/1053ft) Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 3 Hours 47 Minutes        
Route: Ireby - Ruthwaite - Uldale - Quarries (Disused) - Green How on Aughertree Fell (321m/1053ft) - Elfa Well - Aughertree - Gill Bridge - Ireby

Back O' Skiddaw Fells beyond Uldale. The pointy one on the left in the background is High Pike near Caldbeck - the far left is Aughertree Fell.

Aughertree Fell and High Pike.

The main reason we are doing a walk around here is because the roads were too bad to leave Ireby. Still lovely walking to be had here.


Remains of the old quarries near High Ireby.


Nothing left other than a huge hole/pit!

Skiddaw and the Ullock Pike ridge free of cloud from close to High Ireby.

Brief sunshine on the walk.

The bridge just before Uldale.
Now on the other side of Uldale looking back to Binsey. So much of the snow has melted already.
More old quarry workings, this time on Aughertree Fell.
Green How - the summit of Aughertree Fell.
Dramatic views towards Skiddaw.
A view past the cairn (marked at 316m on the OS Map) towards Ireby.
And a view to the higher ground at 373m near Sandale.