Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Bridge Inspections in Eskdale

Yesterday we were being trained in how to inspect bridges by the National Park which should lead to some more voluntary work in the south of the county. We walked over to The Lucy Norris bridge passing Dalegarth Hall. This is the family home to "The Stanleys" & was built in 1599, note the strange round chimneys. Snow covered Sca Fell in the distance We had finished by midday so decided to drive to the foot of the Hardknott Pass & walk into the valley. Bowfell looms ahead with Brotherilkeld Farm in the foreground. Further down the valley & Bowfell again majestic at the end of the valley
Bess & Crag enjoying a dip in the River Esk
Sunshine & shade on Bowfell
Lingcove bridge, our lunchspot & turning point for the walk.
With our new found knowledge we spot some damage to the abutment wall caused by rocks the have been forced down the river when in spate. The bridge is safe at the moment but this will need to be looked at before too long.
The Heron stones
Ladder stile, easy!

1 comment:

Anne&Ian said...

It is interesting how much the National Parks depend upon good people like you two (plus another 8 legs, of course) to keep everything safe and working.

The fact that it is also a perfect way to have a fell walk and feel good is a bonus.

Thank you.

Anne and Ian