Friday, 20 May 2011

Tag Bale Hill

Thursday 19-5-11 Drove through Grassington (again) well I can see the hills from the kitchen window so they have a pull, and parked in the picnic area at Grimwith reservoir
I've had a couple of e-mails saying the photo's are small  ! but if you left click on them they should open in a new window, larger, then blue return arrow top left to return to Blog.
straight out of the car park the bankings were covered in wild flowers
and Fractals
Down to the reservoir and along the dam wall
with lots of squeaking and whistling from the Oystercatcher mob
followed the track round
and over the bridge at Blea Gill
in the woods over the bridge I spotted a few of these
carried on to the bridge at Gate Up Gill where I turned left along the old mine track
looking back down the track
carrying on the ruins of the mine come into view
with what looks like a winding wheel pit
as its inline with this open shaft ! one and two and three and four and - Clunk Splash !
looking up the valley from the mine
but I dropped down to the beck to find this
well I'm writing this so it was safe !
the valley to the left took my eye
so followed the small stream along
to find a hidden jem around the top corner
it sounded as good as it looks
looking back down the gill
the Bear found some Ocher slime
and some scum on the water
then made a Lavazza drip coffee
dinner was home made bread Doves wholewheat flour with a handfull of yellow sultanas and some orange calandula Marrigold petals baked in. With a tin of smoked Brisling in T sauce and not shown a sliced vine tomatoe on top with a glass of Fynbos South African Shiraz, it's in a Kumal bottle because on my last stock up shop for small bottles of wine they'd gone into plastic bottles ! so I opened a big bottle and refilled an empty from the last tour.
while sat in the sun listning to the waterfall there was a tit tit tit as I was being scolded by
I presume it had a nest near by as it kept flying up into the banking, but I didn't disturb it by having a look
I climbed up and out of the waterfall 001 Mark on the map and it's equally hidden from above
with just behind a ruin
but how did they get here this is the view the other way
as I headed over to Tag Bale Hill on the way back with Pendle Hill on the right horizon
with a view back down to the reservoir from here
I dropped down passing a fossilised stone car !
it was then onto the track around the res. with a quick pan of the camera and x2 clicks of the shutter
here's a crop from the original size of the second click
back along the dam wall and the final photo
Just thought I'd share, cheers all Danny


  1. Lovely post and pictures Danny. Thanks for sharing it. It's not an area i have been to so it's nice to see somewhere a pretty as that.

  2. Looks great up there. Nice post, I think that Wren liked you it seemed pretty carm :)
    Great pics too pal btw

  3. hey dannikins
    well with the flowers on top one can really feel we have moved into a different age - its summer or some of the days it is- nice to read that you are faithful with your African Shiraz consumption. I'd like to taste that once. and also nice that you gave the Ostercatching mob a little ruffle all mobs are suspect and have to be ruffled! big hug also how the sheep have fattened since I was there!!!


  4. Hi Alan, though there's a free car park and picnic area you're soon away from the Grockles.
    Hi Fell Finder,the Wren was fearless and so close I took some easy photo's, no hide and telephoto !
    Hi Avis, your one day flying visit was not long enough maybe next time catch a Tour and the Shiraz,Munich is too far away !
    cheers all Danny

  5. I was planning this exact same route!

    Thanks for a superb write up :)