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Gunnerside Gill

Date ... Saturday, 10 January 2009
Distance ... 5.50 miles
Ascent ... 1170 feet
Time ... 2 hours 45 mins
Weather ... 2ºc, fresh NW winds, dry, cloudy with some sunny spells
Summits ... No summits climbed
Start ... Gunnerside village - roadside parking (SD950982)
Maps ... Ordnance Survey - Outdoor Leisure Nº30 (1:25,000) or Landranger Nº92 (1:50,000)
Books ... Swaledale Walks by Paul Hannon (ISBN 1870141393)


The route map of our walk

The route map of our walk

Heading out of Gunnerside village

Heading out of Gunnerside village

Looking back on Gunnerside village

Looking back on Gunnerside village

The boulder strewn Gunnerside Beck

The boulder strewn Gunnerside Beck

One of the many old field barns on the eastern slopes in the lower part 
	of the gill

One of the many old field barns on the eastern slopes in the lower part of the gill

Walking through the rough pastures in the lower part of the gill

Walking through the rough pastures in the lower part of the gill

The ruins of the Sir Francis dressing floor

The ruins of the Sir Francis dressing floor

The ruins of the Sir Francis mine

The ruins of the Sir Francis mine

Looking across the gill to the frozen waterfalls in Botcher Gill

Looking across the gill to the frozen waterfalls in Botcher Gill

Heading further along the gill towards Bunton mines

Heading further along the gill towards Bunton mines

he remains of the 'Bunton' mine

The remains of the 'Bunton' mine

Walking along the frozen stream to the ruins of Blakethwaite mine

Walking along the frozen stream to the ruins of Blakethwaite mine

Sheena and Tim at the ruins of the old peat store, the old smelt mill can 
	be seen on the hill in front

Sheena and Tim at the ruins of the old peat store, the old smelt mill can be seen on the hill in front

A very wintry view down the gill

A very wintry view down the gill

Looking back on the remains of the old peat store and smelt mill

Looking back on the remains of the old peat store and smelt mill

Tim was having great fun in the snow!

Tim was having great fun in the snow!

As we headed back along the western side of the gill the snow had become 
	very icy

As we headed back along the western side of the gill the snow had become very icy

Frozen waterfalls in Botcher Gill

Frozen waterfalls in Botcher Gill

Returning to Gunnerside village at the end of the walk

Returning to Gunnerside village at the end of the walk