Thrilling Not Killing | Saturday 21 August 2021

Walk Leader: Martyn Smith
Participants: 5
Mileage: 22 miles
Ascent: 2,400 ft
Walk Report: Martyn Smith
Weather: Cloudy and Dull with the Forecast Threat of Rain 

We set off East on the Track past Brownber to reach the Dismantled Railway Track  (Kirby Stephen/Tebay) which then took us very close to Smardale Viaduct .
We then joined a long FP due North which took us to Crosby Garrett where we had our first break.
We then took an uphill climb to reach a bridge which took us underneath the Carlisle/Settle railway line where we headed West on a BW and FP to reach Potts which had numerous stiles and was very overgrown in places.Not so overgrown that an observant member of our group noticed some Wild Rhubarb this prompted the member to make the comment that he had some in his garden and that he would have some for Tea with Double Cream .I asked for his address hoping for an invite but no such Luck.
We then went due north uphill to reach Water Houses and then a road section East to Whygill Head and joined the BW which took us all the way to Asby Grange which has a beautiful Country House and 
from there all the way to the village of Great Asby where we had Lunch .
We then had a short walk to visit Gaythorne Hall, a fifteenth century Manor House and Asby Hall .This part of the Walk is on the 3 Rings of Shap .We then retraced our route and joined Dales Highway to reach Sunbiggin Farm where drinks and snacks were for sale which was appreciated .
From Sunbiggin Farm we took the Coast to Coast  to reach Dales Highway across Ravenstonedale Moor all the way back to the cars at High Lane.
An Excellent Walk and Great Company.

Photos by Ann Grainger

Photos by Sheila Robinson