Reston Scar and Black Crag from Staveley.

Start. Staveley.

Route. Church View - Barley Bridge - Black Crag - Reston Scar - Brow Lane - Church View.

Notes. Today I was supposed to be getting to grips with this new fangled G.P.S. Santa brought me, I 'd decided the short walk over Reston Scar would put it to the test, unfortunately it was still waiting on the kitchen table when I got home, never mind you don't need an excuse to go rambling in the snow.

I parked on the road side in Church View just south of Barley Bridge, my route followed the Kentmere Road, leaving the village behind heading north, on reaching the next building a finger-post pointed into the hills. I ascended on a private drive before heading through deep powdery snow bound for the cairn on Black Crag. From Black Crag the path swung northwest crossing frozen ground to reach a small gate, the gate allowed access to the highest point on Hugill Fell, a small cairn with a great view. A steep descent followed before heading through the next field, a newly planted forest plantation.The path wound it's way to the next gate followed by a short pull onto the summit of Reston Scar.

After soaking up the extensive views for a while I descended passing Kemp Tarn before dropping into Staveley, a short walk along Brow Lane saw me back on Church View almost at the car.

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Looking a bit chilly today, an icy River Kent tumbles over the weir at Barley Bridge.

The not so warm glow of the morning sun catching the summit of Brunt Knott.

Looking south as the orange glow moves across the sky, through the gap Kendal Fell.

The sun rises over Craggy Plantation.

Seen from near the summit of Black Crag, catching the morning sun Brunt Knott.

The summit Black Crag, looking to the Langdale Pikes.

Caught in winter's icy grip the Kentmere Valley.

Winter conditions across Hugill Fell with Red Screes on the skyline.

Brunt Knott across Kentmere with sunlight on the slopes of Millrigg Knott..

Wonderful winter conditions on Millrigg Knott.

An icy wonderland across Hugill Fell, with a stunning view to Langdale.

Seen from a small cairn on an unnamed summit, the Coniston massif.

Who needs summer when winter brings wonderful scenes like this one.

In the distance the mighty head of Kentmere.

A stunning view the length of Kentmere taking in High Street, Mardale Ill Bell, Harter Fell and Kentmere Pike.

In the other direction, gracing the southeastern skyline, the Howgill Fells.

The summit Reston Scar, looking to the Coniston massif.

From the summit Reston Scar views to Brunt Knott.

Seen over Craggy Plantation the tantalizing ridges of the Howgill Fells.

A wonderful winters day across the Kent Valley, with views to the Middleton and Barbon High Fells.

Brunt Knott across the icy surface of little Kemp Tarn.

Stretching across the skyline, Harter Fell, Kentmere Pike and Shipman Knotts the eastern arm of the ever popular Kentmere Horseshoe.

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