Thursday, 6 January 2011

Teddy Tours to Knotteranum

6th January,
Well its rained most of the week but the Met office dales weather said fine and sunny with good visibility for today (Thursday) so I printed out a map A4  and laminated it from my (to visit) folder, got a chicken breast and a (birds eye) chilli sausage out of the freezer last night.Thawed out by this morning so a little prep before packing haversack :- skin sausage, slit chicken breast, stuff sausage meat and a couple of sun dried tomatoes in then a drizzle of olive oil and wrap in smoked bacon then x2 layers of bacofoil,
finished packing haversack boots on gaiters on Bear in haversack out to van --- it’s raining ! set off anyway Barnoldswick – Gisburn – Bolton by Bowland – Holden, where I left the rain behind  – Stocks Reservoir stopped on the causeway looking left
and looking right
and parked by Fosters Crag SD 72630 – 60717 - 19 miles from home

looking back to Stocks
set off along the wall, looking back
from a good Bivy spot (more later)
looking where I’m going
got to the wood and followed the boundary along until the ruin at Fair Hill Fell
set off across the cleared wood but underfoot was treacherous with snow covered brash and sphagnum bog with some of the large trees blown over I called it a day
and decided to head back to the Bivy spot  the way back
and looking upwind
landed back at the Bivy spot at Knotteranum SD 73485 – 60884 and lit the Bar-B-Q a stainless sink utensil drainer with some self lighting charcoal helped with meth’s 
then the water on for a drip coffee
then the foil parcel on I’ve done this dozens of times so I know 20 minutes first side turn over 15 minutes second
while I was waiting the sun came out as I was photographing Inglebourgh (telephoto)
then Penyghent (telephoto)
I took a couple of vids with the camera and when I finished I could still hear a tinkle whirring noise at first I thought it was the camera but traced it to a hidden (in the heather) spring about 15 yards East
close up the water was still flowing though just beginning to form an ice stalactite, this must make it an even better Bivy spot 
on the way back to the Bivy spot I could smell the Bar-B-Q
as I finished it off with a 2007 Campo Viejo Rioja, the weather began to close in and I was glad to get to the last rise and see the van  
my footsteps across the road
and the way home
just thought I'd share - cheers all Danny

1 comment:

  1. Well, that showed up on Bloggerama on the Pie Blog, Danny.
    I've been to Knotteranum. I once hid some porn in a roll of fence wire up there. I hope the fencers enjoyed it.
    Interesting scoff by the way....