After leaving the car park at Bowlees the first highlight of the day was Low Force
After crossing the Wynch Bridge I turned away from the river and cross the meadows heading for Holwick village
The weather was just about perfect, warm sun, blue skies and light breeze
Heading out of Holwick village on 'The Green Trod' an old drover road which heads over the moors to Dufton
The imposing Holwick Lodge, looks like there's a bit of repair work going on with all that scaffolding?
Tim waiting beside the very grand stile. The sheep sculptures were put there probably about 10 years ago now, around the same time the ones beside Low Force appeared, think they were done by the same person?
Looking across the bleak moorland of Holwick Fell, very typical of the area, not a lot of shelter in bad weather
Some of the local inhabitants of the moorland, Swaledale sheep
The air was very clear making the views of Teesdale amazing
A line of grouse butts heading over the moors towards Green Fell End, a reminder of what the moors are used for, shooting!
There was very little water in Blea Beck
The view from my coffee stop, you can make of line of 'The Green Trod' heading over Cronkley Fell in the distance
The one eye sore around the area the huge quarry, just up river from High Force
Heading down Whiteholm Bank, I wouldn't be heading onto Cronkley Fell on this walk, although it does make a great extension to this one. Today I would walk about half way across the path in this photo and then cut across to the right to join the Pennine Way
Tim having a cooling dip in Skyer Beck
The stepping stones across Skyer Beck, with Cronkley Fell in the background
The heather clad slopes of Noon Hill, the heather wasn't quite at it's peak today, maybe a few more days?
Looking west towards Great Stony Hill from the point I joined the Pennine Way, which I would follow back to Bowlees
Passing the quarry along the way
Bleabeck Force is well worth the short diversion from the main path
The majestic High Force
Heading through the stands of Juniper bushes on the way back to Bowlees
Back at Low Force
This is the other sheep sculpture, the one beside Low Force, that I mentioned earlier
Heading back across the meadows towards Bowlees after another lovely walk