Hutton Roof Sunset

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So, obviously, I’m aeons behind. But here are some photos from back when the evenings were long and I could get out for a wander after work. You’ll never guess – I climbed Hutton Roof and watched the sunset.

I’d parked, as I often do, at Plain Quarry, but broke with the norm by taking a track I’d noticed before. On the map the track ended abruptly at a wall – I was hoping there would be a gate in the wall and I would be able to continue heading across the slopes to Lancelot Clark Storth Nature Reserve.

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The woods were of densely packed beech and, given how sunny it was, surprisingly dark – much gloomier than this photo suggests. The leaf litter was deep and crunchy and my footfalls made enough noise for three people – unnervingly so: I kept looking behind to see who was following me.

Sadly, there was no gate. so I turned and followed the wall uphill instead, which eventually brought me to some limestone pavement…

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And then fine views from the vicinity of the summit.

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Looking to the Forest of Bowland.

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Looking to Ingleborough.

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Middleton Fells.

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Howgills

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I’d quite a bit of time to wait for the sunset. I wandered about a bit, messed around with my camera and it’s settings, and finally found a comfortable spot to lie down and enjoy the show.

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Hutton Roof Sunset

2 thoughts on “Hutton Roof Sunset

    1. beatingthebounds says:

      1947, 1963 etc, they’ve all been invoked. Sadly the kids have heard this story somewhere (not in the Express I hope) and have accepted it as gospel. I hope that they are not in for a disappointment.

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