16th August 07 - Haweswater
The construction of Haweswater in the 1930s required the flooding of Mardale village. We started at the dam end (Burnbanks) and climbed over the rough fells. It was very difficult to navigate as there was chest high bracken and no real paths. Then it started to rain and we got soaked pushing through the bracken. So we made our way down to a low level path and returned home.
Must repeat on a better day!
|From Birkhouse Hill overlooking the dam|
|Looking north east along Haweswater|
|The cairn at the summit|
|The "Draw off Tower" made from the stones of Mardale church which would have disappeared under the waters|
|Towards Mardale end of Haweswater|
|Looking towards Mardale Ill Bell|
|We visited the ruins of Shap Abbey on the way back.|
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