Low Gillerthwaite News and Views

January 2009


New Years day was bright and frosty we walked up the Red Pike path then set off through the forest heading for Clews Gill.

Jack Frost had been busy.

Pillar and Steeple across a frozen forest.

Looking across to the last of the Sitka Spruce waiting to be felled on top of Bowness Knot. (this should be the last of the clear felling in Ennerdale.)


High Stile from a very Red Pike 2nd Jan

Catching the last of the sun with Scafell Pike and Scafell in the far distance

The setting sun shines up the valley beneath the cloud layer to produce the wonderful colours captured in the last three shots.


Keeping the woodburning stove going

Outside a snowy Black Sail YH

Many of the Sitkas around Black Sail YH havce now been removed giving a more open landscape again part of the 'wildennerdale' project

The new look Bowness Knot (minus trees).

The low angle of the sun and well grazed pasture at this time of year help pick out many of the ancient archaeological features

in the fields around Low Gillerthwaite, including Iron Age and Viking remains.

The sun has almost returned to Low Gillethwaite (28th Jan).