Sunday, 13 May 2012

Brown Hill Barrows

Saturday 12-5-12 parked at the end of the track to Whelpstone Lodge SD 76875 59502

 up to the trig with views of Penyghent and Inglebourgh

 looking back to the trig
 then into the forest

 Pond Strider
shiny beetle eating an empty chrysalis skin 

Logged out
lots of these but they weren't biting
and 1,000's of these
then the focus of the expedition the two Barrows at Brown Hills. 
Finaly made it, as I had to turn back at the first try !

 back down the valley passing Dob Dale

 then climb up to Fair Hill

 I rolled a log in the Bear put a Brew on
then opened the Bistro -
 Lamb and Veg Samosas, Beans, Crumpets and a South African Shiraz

 back down passing a very busy Bee

then a stiff climb passing a Stoop (guide post) in the wood on an old track
 leading back to the Trig

who needs a spring
Pendle Hill comes into view
the Bear has a sugar fix ! with a home made Macaroon bar (eat you heart out Old Mortality) 
with the view back over to where I live, below the hills on the mid horizon
the car comes back into view
just thought I'd share - cheers all Danny


  1. Dang, that's a great place to see and preserve. Photography is excellent as usual. John Hall in Obamaland

    1. cheers John, is Dang a cowboy term ? sounds like Mark Twain ? thanks for comment Danny

    2. hi DaD... I SAW THE BLOG AS YOU PUT IT ON... the first house you came across .. looks quite big .. also a big shame nobody lives there too... supherb photo's ..taken close up... its seems you can almost touch them ... did mum see the one with the spider...great views as always ... big hug xxxxxxxxjustine

    3. Hello Justine (in Italy) I told Mum the spider was the size of a cat and only just fit in my haversack ! and it was now living under the bed
      XXXX Dad

  2. Wot: no bacon?
    Another pond strider! Aargh - I must get out to find some! Great images - looks like an amazing place to explore. Those barrows look pretty big, I wonder whether they have ever been investigated by archeologists?
    Is that the Stocks reservoir in the Forest of Bowland? My friend the Proper Birder lives (and farms) very near there, it's been on my 'to visit' list for quite some time.

    1. Hi Mark, I don't know where my first reply went ? Blog Gremlin ! There's a thought Bacon and onion Samosa ! it was too windy for Pond strider photo's too chopy, I've since been told the "barrows" look more like glacial deposites rather than burial with them not being just off the crown of a hill - then again fair enough but it'd save a hell of a lot of digging ? yes Stocks reservoir Gisburn forest, and it's huge allow a couple of days
      thanks for comment Danny

  3. Finally got around to reading through this one Danny. Looks impressive, its unknown territory to me - and after visiting (fairly) near by Giggleswick last year - looks well worth a Trig hunt or three.
    Nice post as always - Steve :)

    1. cheers Steve - little Red Bus to Tosside from Settle

  4. Nice pictures, nice views, nice dinner. While your outdoor meals appear to be getting more elaborate, Danny, mine are going the other way. Jam sandwiches and a flask of green tea yesterday (homemade jam, though). I really should branch out a bit. Is there any date to the barrows? They look quite impressive.
    Alen McF

    1. thanks Alen, I thought flasks were for ice cream/rasberries and a flake, in a sundae dish rather than stewing tea ! I've more reasearch to do on if they are barrows, that's why I went, but since a Geologist friend has said they look more glacial by their position ? (See comment to Mark)
      cheers Danny

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