|A Nidderdale Ramble - Sun 11th Nov 2007|
|The walk starts from the parking area at
Scar House Reservoir and takes us in an anticlockwise
direction up to Great Haw, then along the ridge to Carle
Fell, Dead Man's Hill, and Little Whernside, descending
then to Angram Reservoir and back along the south bank of
Sca House reservoir to the car park.
The view looking east from the top of the dam which was completed in 1936 to supply water to Bradford.
|Looking over Scar House Dam|
|Having crossed the dam we head northeast
along the Nidderdale way for approximately 1 km then turn
northwest and follow a wall leading up the fell past a
line of grouse butts.
After just over 1 km at the head of Woo Gill we pick up a track which turns northeast again leading to some grouse butts near Haugh Crags, the track then fizzles out and we strike out the short distance over the heather to the summit of Great Haw.
|Looking back to Scar House Dam from the Nidderdale Way|
|The grouse butts near Haugh Crags|
|After leaving Great Haw we head southwest along the ridge over Carle Fell and Dead Man's Hill until we finally reach Little Whernside. The terrain is fairly featurless save for the views over Coverdale until we reach Dead Man's Hill where Little Whernside with its table like top comes into view, as seen here in the picture.|
|Little Whernside from Dead Man's Hill|
|The weather although moody is improving as we reach the summit of Little Whernside in the early afternoon. Buckden Pike can be seen in the distance.|
|Ther summit of Little Whernside looking west towards Buckden Pike|
|Gerry poses on the summit|
|As can be seen the top of Little Whernside is mostly peat hags and bogs|
|We leave Little Whernside and descend southeast following the wall towards Angram Reservoir - completed in 1919|
|Looking back across Angram dam to Little Whernside.|
|Another view from the southeast side of
Angram Dam and a last look at Little Whernside in the
late afternoon light. It is now just over 2 km back along
south bank of Scar House Reservoir to the car park.
A great walk amongst the stunning scenery of Upper Nidderdale.
Distance 10 miles.