Cumbrian New Year (3)

January 2005

Dent - 2 January 2005

Dent, sometimes referred to as Long Barrow, is a small hill on the western edge of the Lake District, but on clearer days than today with good views into the heart of the area

The cleared upper slopes of the Dent forest

Sellafield nuclear reprocessing plant and power station

George at the substantial cairn at the lower, western summit

Looking back to the higher summit

A panoramic view to the east and south

The strong rays of the sun separate the Black Combe massif and Sellafield

Stephen and George on a very windy summit. This was Stephen's 28th Marilyn of the 55 in Alan Dawson's Region 34 "The Lake District", taking him to just over half way. (Since then Arnside Knott has become the 56th.)

George by the Dent summit cairn (352m/1155ft)

Once industrial Cumberland from the current upper edge of the trees

The lower slopes of Dent forest

Afterwards, a first visit to Ennerdale Water, with yesterday's heavy afternoon rain having brought a little snow to the high fells




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