Another pleasant mostly low level walk of 10 miles, done today with minimal difficulty in a 40-50mph NW wind. The common parking place at Moor Howe on the Ings to Troutbeck back road is a good starting point. Take the track (Dubbs Road) north, with increasingly good views over to the central and SW Lakeland fells, and round to the Garburn Pass at 447m.
The track down is more eroded and rough now, as the track is not made for previous quarry traffic, as the ascent was, and also because the bedrock is now volcanic, not slate. Keep on past the large Badger rock, popular with lazy or time limited climbers, and at the first house turn R and take the path down to Kentmere Hall and on straight across to a track through Hall Wood, past the Tarn and through the factory. The factory makes air filters for multiple uses. (Look up Hollingsworth and Vose) Take the path to the pottery then on to Ullthwaite Bridge and Browfoot. The road WSW leads up to a bridleway leading NW, then doglegs to High Borrans, a complex of houses, holiday caravans, farm house and even an outdoor centre, then S down the lane to Moor Howe Lane and home.
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